Disney’s FX has brought in “Queen’s Gambit” co-creator, director and showrunner Scott Frank to do a new adaptation of Mary Doria Russell’s “The Sparrow”.
This new limited series is going to be directed by Johan Renck, who has previously worked on “Chernobyl” and “Breaking Bad”, they will both be executive producers on the series along with Mark Johnson, who has worked on “Better Call Saul”.
“The Sparrow” was originally released in 1996 and tells the story of when humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico that picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question what it means to be “human”.
The book was originally being worked on by Warner Brothers as a movie, but the deal fell through when Mary Doria Russell revoked all film rights.
We should expect to see the series on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ internationally as a “Star Original”.
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