First we heard that Michael Chabon and wife Ayelet Waldman were developing a magicians-vs.-Nazis drama for HBO; now Showtime has enlisted its own award-winning novelist. Salman Rushdie (author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children, or ex of Padma Lakshmi depending on your frame of reference) is writing Next People, a prospective Showtime drama about sex, politics, religion and science in modern American culture.
We’re on the verge of a trend here, folks! (And I’m not even counting novels being adapted for series, like George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series becoming HBO’s Game of Thrones.) What novelist would you like to see a create a series? No joke, I would love to see a sci-fi drama from Margaret Atwood.