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Vonnegut Fans! 'Slaughterhouse-Five' Is Coming to TV!

Finally!

Epix is developing Kurt Vonnegut's acclaimed novel Slaughterhouse Five for TV, Variety reports.

 

The book was previously made into a critically acclaimed film by director George Roy Hill, which won the Cannes Grand Jury prize in 1972  

 

Released in 1969, Kurt Vonnegut’s literary masterpiece is often listed as one of the best books of the 20th century. It was considered controversial for its interesting take on the destructiveness of war and the idea of free will. Slaughterhouse Five follows a young man named Billy Pilgrim and his experiences time traveling in WWII.

 

 

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Universal Cable productions are producing an Slaughterhouse Five TV series for Epix.

Patrick MacManus,known for his work in Syfy comedy series Happy! has announced that he will be an executive producer and writer for the upcoming series. Award-winning director Kari Skogland, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on The Handmaid's Tale,  will be directing.

 

As yet, there has been no word about when this production will be released.  

 

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