With 'The Great Gatsby' turning public domain this year, many wondered if we'd get a 'Muppets' adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal romance, but now it looks like we're getting a TV series instead.
THR reports that Michael Hirst, who created the historical thriller series 'Vikings', is now working on a TV series based on 'The Great Gatsby' as a big-budget series with the Fitzgerald estate involved.
The novel, originally written in 1925, has been adapted numerous times, most recently by Baz Luhrman and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. While the movie adaptations may be more familiar, there's been a number of TV adaptations over the years, including one version in the '60s where Gatsby was played by Kirk Douglas. There was even an 8-bit videogame made for it by an indie developer about a decade ago.
Anyway, the new series will be quite different this time around, with more focus on the Jazz Age setting and the black community which kickstarted the genre itself. As well as this, the series is expected to "dig deeper into the hidden lives of its characters through the modern lens of a fractured American dream while also capturing the full majesty of Fitzgerald's timeless vision."
No air date has been set yet, nor has any casting been announced, but expect this to be a big deal in the coming months and years.