Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have lined up their third Netflix project: The duo are developing a series adaptation of Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Overstory, with Hugh Jackman also executive-producing, our sister site Deadline reports.
The drama is described as “a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of the natural world. It tells the story of a world alongside ours that is vast, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive and almost invisible to us. A handful of disparate people learn how to see that world and are drawn into its unfolding catastrophe.”
Richard Robbins (Good Girls Revolt, 12 Monkeys) penned the script and will executive-produce alongside Benioff, Weiss, Jackman, Bernie Caulfield (Game of Thrones) and co-EP Powers.
As previously reported, Benioff and Weiss are also working on The Three-Body Problem with The Terror writer Alexander Woo and the Sandra Oh-starring dramedy The Chair, from showrunner Amanda Peet, under their overall deal with the streamer.
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