Hugh Jackman, David Benioff And DB Weiss Adapting The Overstory For Netflix

Hugh Jackman, David Benioff, DB Weiss

by James White |
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While you would think they'd have their hands full with just adapting The Three-Body Problem, Game Of Thrones veterans David Benioff and DB Weiss are looking to juggle several projects in their Netflix deal. They're teaming up with Hugh Jackman to produce an adaptation of The Overstory.

To be clear, Weiss and Benioff won't be running the show the way they did with the HBO series. Instead, they have 12 Monkeys TV series writer Richard Robbins on to craft the pilot script and run the creative team for the new show.

Richard Powers' book was originally published in 2018 and went on to win both the Man Booker Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. It tells the story of a world alongside ours that is vast, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. A handful of disparate people learn how to see that world and are drawn into its unfolding catastrophe.

This marks the third project that Weiss and Benioff will shepherd for the streaming service – while their main creative focus will be on The Three-Body Problem, they will also be part of The Chair, which will star Sandra Oh and is run by Amanda Peet.

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