Disney is in early development on a brand new Disney+ series based on John Corey Whaley’s novel, “Noggin”.
According to Deadline, this new series is billed as part Fault in Our Stars, and part coming-of-age science-fiction will follow Travis Coates, a leukemia survivor and successful participant of a head-onto-somebody-else’s-donor-body transplant. At 16, just before Travis died, he decided to have his head cryogenically frozen in the hope that future medical technology would allow his head to receive a donor body, such that he could live a full and healthy life. What he and his family didn’t account for was that it wouldn’t take very long. Now, Travis has a good head—on someone else’s shoulders.
The book was initially released in 2014 and has won lots of awards.
“Noggin” will be written by Scott Weinger, who will also be an executive producer, alongside Randall Einhorn and Jeremy Stern, who has an overall deal with ABC Signature. They are currently behind ABC’s new series, “Abbott Elementary”. Scott Weinger has previously worked on ABC’s “Black-ish”, “Galavant”, and “The Muppets”.
Disney hasn’t officially confirmed any details on this series.
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