The Overstory Netflix Series: What We Know


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The Overstory by Richard Powers is being adapted for Netflix by the Game of Thrones duo, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. For all the details on this upcoming film adaptation, here’s what we know about The Overstory on Netflix:

What’s it about? What’s the plot?

From Wikipedia: “The novel is about five trees whose unique life experiences with nine Americans bring them together to address the destruction of forests. Powers was inspired to write the work while teaching at Stanford University after he encountered giant redwood trees for the first time.”

The Overstory won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

What format will it be? Will The Overstory adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s not clear as of yet whether it’s planned as a movie or series.

(I listed it as a series in the title, but that’s just a guess and may change.)

Who’s behind it?

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, well-known as the showrunners of the Game of Thrones series, are developing The Overstory adaptation for Netflix.

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

What’s the status of the The Overstory adaptation?

The adaptation is currently early in its development.

Who’s in the cast?

No casting details have been released yet.

When will it be released?

Currently unknown.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.


The Overstory Netflix Series Development Timeline

April 3, 2018 The Overstory (novel) is released.

January 11, 2021 ‘Game of Thrones’ Duo Developing Adaptation of Pulitzer Winner ‘The Overstory’ at Netflix

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