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Viet Than Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize among other awards, is being adapted for television.
The news broke from the author himself on Twitter that A24 and Rhombus Media have just optioned the rights to the work. The director set for the adaptation, Park Chan-wook, has directorial credits for Oldboy and The Handmaiden. Author Nguyen mentioned in his Tweet that “his OLDBOY was a big influence on The Sympathizer.”
From Amazon, “The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who comes to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam.”
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As if we weren’t already overwhelmed with new adaptations coming this year, showrunner Ronald D. Moore of Outlander and Battlestar Galactica has signed on to work on an adaptation of Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses. He will write the script alongside Maas, which will then be produced by 20th Television for series at Hulu.
Maas broke the news on Instagram, telling fans to stay tuned for more details, and that the pilot is currently in the works.
A Court of Thorns and Roses focuses on Feyre, a nineteen year old huntress who murders a faerie wolf in the woods. After this, she’s drawn into a world she’s never known. It’s a blend of romance, political struggles, and to die for fantasy adventure. The series has five books in total, gradually getting darker as the genres transition from being labeled as young adult to adult. In total, Maas’s books have sold more than 12 million copies.
Though there is no casting news or release dates yet, Maas has stated that she will keep fans in the loop.
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