In the news: Literary adaptations on TV

murdoch.jpgFrom Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press:

  • TV turns to literary hits for newest prime-time series
    “The small screen similarly offers the greatest potential for Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, said screenwriter and playwright Jason Sherman, who adapted the collection of stories for an eight-episode miniseries bound for The Movie Network and Movie Central early next year. Sherman wonders if the influx of literary inspiration is in any way driven by cable’s success with more sophisticated, layered TV dramas. ‘TV needs story,’ said Sherman, who has also adapted books for the stage and written for Citytv’s Murdoch Mysteries, based on a series of novels by Maureen Jennings.” Read more.

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