Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart is being turned into a limited series by HBO Max. For all the details about this upcoming television adaptation, here’s what we know about the Super Sad True Love Story adaptation:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
Set in a dystopian future, Super Sad True Love Story details what happens when “Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?”
Super Sad True Love Story was published in July 2010.
What format will it be? Will the Super Sad True Love Story adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a limited series.
Who’s behind it?
As of April 2020, the series is planned to be aired on HBO Max.
An adaptation of this book has been in development for some time. Back in 2015-2016, there was news about the adaptation being produced and directed by Ben Stiller, but it’s not clear whether this is part of that same project. The script for adaptation was being written by Karl Gajdusek and had been acquired by Showtime.
What’s the status of the Super Sad True Love Story adaptation?
The adaptation is currently in development.
It’s been struggling along for a while, but in April 2020 it was announced that it was moving forward at HBO Max. Given that HBO Max seems to be aggressively development projects and adapting books right now, there seems to be a decent chance that this will see the light of day at some point.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Super Sad True Love Story HBO Max Series Development Timeline
July 11, 2010 Super Sad True Love Story (novel) is released.
February 11, 2015 Ben Stiller Plots ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ TV Series
January 25, 2016 Showtime Developing Novel ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ with Ben Stiller Directing (EXCLUSIVE)
April 23 2020 Gary Shteyngart: ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ TV Series Is Coming To HBO Max