Author Lindy West is getting her story out there in several different ways. Her 2016 somewhat autobiographical book Shrill was picked up by Hulu as a six-episode comedy series of the same name. However, the Seattle native wants fans to know that even though the main character is inspired by herself, it’s not really about her life at all. According to her interview with The Seattle Times, the differences only begin with the location.
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We wanted to shoot here and as we got started in that process it just seemed to make more sense to not have to shoot around Portland and use the natural beauty of Portland, the landscape and the vibe of Portland instead of trying to make it seem like it could be Seattle… Also, there are legal reasons if you’re adapting something from real life to make it less like real life, which is a relief for me because I am a real person who has to deal with her real family and real friends and real acquaintances.
We totally understand West’s desire to draw a line between where her life story ends and where Annie’s story begins. Yet West, a writer, feminist, and activist for women, still believes in the story’s message.
It’s a comedy about a fat woman who wants to build a better, more dynamic life for herself without losing weight, which is just not a path that’s presented to people… What we tell women, if you want to have a good life, you have to achieve a specific body and she’s coming to this point of frustration where she’s rejected that idea and calling that bluff.
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Hulu has has a lot of hit shows lately and we have no doubt this one will be just as good! Shrill debuts on the streaming service next spring.
Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is nearing its on-screen premiere, as HBO has just released the trailer for the upcoming adaptation.
The coming-of-age novel is the first book in a 4-part series, called The Neapolitan Novels, which follows the lives of childhood friends Elena and Raffaella throughout their adolescence into their old age.
The Neapolitian Novels have been embraced by many audiences and Ferrante has received positive reviews from critics since the release of My Brilliant Friend. The New York Times referred to Ferrante as, “One of the great novelists of our time.”
“Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping and her gaze basilisk. Her subject is the domestic world, and part of her genius lies in her capacity to turn this sphere into an infernal region, full of rage and violence, unlimited in its intellectual and emotional reach.”
HBO is taking Ferrante’s passionate and heartwarming tale to the screen and this official trailer shows audiences that the Italian author’s riveting story is just as emotional on screen as it is on page.
My Brilliant Friend will premiere in November 2018.
When Game of Thrones ended its seventh season many fans were left wondering the fate of Tormund Giantsbane.
The last we saw of his character, he was attempting to escape the crush of the Wall which began to crumble. Now it looks like we may have an answer as to whether he will return next season.
HBO recently release the episode script for the seventh season finale when they submitted it in consideration for the 2018 Emmy Awards. A PDF of the episode script, along with episode scripts of several other TV series, is available to view on the Emmys website.
Here is an excerpt taken from the script:
While the script doesn’t plainly state whether Tormund survived or not, the fact that it doesn’t straightforwardly state that he died is a good sign. In the season 5 finale in which Jon Snow is brutally stabbed by several member’s of the Night’s Watch, the episode script explicitly revealed his death, as shown in the episode scriptHBO shared with Entertainment Weekly.
Therefore if Tormund truly did see his demise, it’s likely HBO wouldn’t have had a reason to hide it on page.
Do you believe Tormund Giantsbane will return – either alive or as a white walker – in the next season? Let us know in the comments!
HBO is bringing The Time Traveler’s Wife to the screen, the network announced this week.The adaptation will be written and produced by Steven Moffat (co-creator and executive producer of Sherlock, writer and executive producer of Dr. Who).
In an statement, Moffat spoke about his excitement of adapting Niffenegger’s novel.
I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it…all these years later, the chance to adapt the novel itself, is a dream come true.
Audrey Niffenegger’s beloved romance has previously been adapted into a fetaure film, starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. This will be the first time it will be adapted into a TV series, however, which is sure to delight fans.
“The brave new world of long form television is now ready for this kind of depth and complexity. It’s a story of happy ever after – but not necessarily in that order.”
Though the recent season of The Handmaid’s Tale just wrapped up, Hulu is about to become even bloodier. Our favorite vampire Lestat is making his way to the screen as the award-winning network will adapt Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles.
The series made its debut in 1976 with the release of Interview With the Vampire and has since amassed 12 books chronicling the bloody adventures of the French aristocrat Louis, a newly-turned vampire who finds himself following a murderous path drawn by the charming and cunning vampire, Lestat.
The author’s son, Christopher Rice, took to Facebook to announce the good news. “There will be many more announcements in the weeks to come, but we wanted to bring you this exciting news right away,” he wrote.
Christopher Rice will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside David Kanter and Steve Golin, Deadlinereports.
Fans of Hannibal, a popular TV series which also features a murderous duo, got their hopes up when series creator Bryan Fuller initially signed on as showrunner earlier this year before the series was officially picked up. Unfortunately, Fuller has since dropped out (hopefully to work on a Hannibal revival) and the network is currently looking for a new showrunner to fill the gap.
Future details regarding casting and an expected release date is yet to be released.
Feature image of ‘Interview With the Vampire’ courtesy of Geffen Pictures