WarnerMedia green light a retelling of The Odyssey for HBO Max

WarnerMedia will launch its upcoming streaming service HBO Max later this year. While the service will include large existing shows such as friends, the company is also starting to develop its selection of original content for subscribers. One of those new original projects is an adaptation of Circe, Madeline Miller is taking it up The Odyssey.


HBO Max gave the project an eight-episode directly in series, according to Deadline (through Tor.com). Rise of the planet of the apes and Jurassic World writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will write and produce the series.

WarnerMedia lists some big names for HBO Max. J.J. The Bad Robot studio of Abrams may have signed an enormous exclusivity agreement with WarnerMedia. The platform also has a series of green lights Dune: The Sisterhood, which will be a band with Denis Villeneuve & # 39; s upcoming adaptation of the classic science fiction novel, as well as an adjustment from the post-apocalyptic novel by Emily St. John Mandel Elf station. Speak against Deadline, Main content of HBO Max, Sarah Aubrey, says: "Circe tells an epic story of love, loss, tragedy and immortal conflict, all through the eyes of a fierce female lens. "

Miller's novel appeared last year with great praise and became a number one bestseller. It has been nominated for various prizes, including the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction. It is a feminist retelling of the epic poem by Homer, told through the eyes of Circe, the sorceress who meets Odysseus on the way home from Troy, who turns his crew into pigs.

Miller NPR & # 39; s told Weekend edition that she read about the character in high school and was disappointed with how Circe was portrayed. Odysseus overwhelms her and she easily concedes and begs for mercy. She wanted to explore the roots and potential of the character because she is the first witch to appear in Western literature. Miller investigates how she became a powerful sorceress and gives more depth to the character than could be seen in The Odyssey.

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