Netflix: the creators of Game of Thrones will adapt a Pulitzer Prize

The creators of the series “Game of Thrones” David Benioff and DB Weiss prepare for Netflix the adaptation of the novel “The tree-world” by Richard Powers, Pulitzer Prize 2019.

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A new project for David Benioff and DB Weiss! The creators of Game of Thrones, under an exclusive contract with Netflix, will finally get down to the serial adaptation of the novel The world tree by Richard Powers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2019. Published in France by Éditions du Cherche-midi, the book follows the cross-story of several characters against a backdrop of ecological intrigue in the heart of the Californian forests.

Asked last September about his personal tastes by the New York Times, the leader of the platform Reed Hastings had retained The world tree like the last great book he had read, calling it “a perfect example to show how excellent storytelling manages to instill in the reader feelings of understanding and empathy”. A feeling probably shared by the tandem of screenwriters whose degree of investment (production? Writing? Directing?) Or whether the project will be developed as a feature film or in series is still unknown.

Recall that David Benioff and DB Weiss have already announced their intention to adapt The Three Success Story for Netflix, another successful novel by Chinese author Liu Cixin.

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