The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai may be getting a film adaptation into a TV series. Here’s what we know about the project:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
The Great Believers is about a mother who is searching for her estranged daughter amid the backdrop of the AIDS crisis. It’s tells a story about how grief can affect generations of survivors.
The Great Believers was released on June 7, 2018, and it was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
What format will it be? Will The Great Believers adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a episodic TV series.
Who’s behind it?
Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite production company acquired the film rights to The Great Believers in a competitive situation. Paper Kite has a development deal at Universal Television, and also produces shows such as Broad City and Netflix’s Russian Dolls.
What’s the status of the The Great Believers adaptation?
The adaptation is currently in its early stages. The film rights have been acquired but that’s about the extent of it.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
The Great Believers Movie Development Timeline
June 7, 2018 The Great Believers (novel) is released.
December 13, 2018 Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite production company acquires film rights to The Great Believers.