The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex, published on September 4, 2002, is now signed to be adapted for a new HBO series.
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Middlesex tells the story of Calliope Stephanides, an hermaphrodite who lives as a girl and then as a boy during their teenage years, and of Calliope’s complicated family history as they travel from their home in a village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing the glory days as the Motor City and then the riots of 1967 as Calliope uncovers a family secret and genetic history that turns Calliope into Cal.
Playwright Donald Margulies is attached to the adaptation as well as Actress/producer Rita Wilson, who will be the series’ executive producer. The book was first optioned for television by HBO in 2009, with Wilson on board, but the project ultimately fell through. Having therefore been in the works for over a decade, fans of the book are eagerly awaiting its eventual arrival onscreen.