Paramount Television studios acquired the rights to the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, which sold more than 4 million copies worldwide and which received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003.
The site Variety reports that the rights to the adapted series project from the Middlesex novel written by Jeffrey Eugenides, previously in development at HBO, have now been acquired by Paramount Television Studios.
Published in 2002, the book is a historical family saga and identity that traces the life of the young Calliope Stephanides, nicknamed Cal, whose particularity is to be born with both sexes. The novel explores three generations of the Stephanides family, of Greek origin, from their arrival on American soil in Detroit in the 1930s in the midst of Probihition to the racial riots of 1967, while tracing the particular genetic condition of Cal through his family tree.
Eugenides, also the author of Virgin Suicides published in 1993 and of The Roman of Marriage in 2011, was praised by critics for his work, crowned with the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 before quickly becoming a bestseller sold at more than 4 million d ‘copies.
No TV channel is attached to the project yet. David Manson (Ozark, Bloodline) will oversee the writing of the series, while director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Gypsy) should direct it, according to Variety. Eugenides’ first novel, Virgin Suicides, was adapted for film in 1999 by Sofia Coppola.
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