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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea books to be made into a TV series.

Jonny Diamond

September 4, 2019, 8:21am

Deadline is reporting that Ursula K. Le Guin‘s beloved Earthsea books are going to be made into a TV series. Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox (Michael Clayton, Nightcrawler) will be developing the show for studio A24, which will then shop it around to networks.

Le Guin wrote the teleplay for a Sci-Fi Network mini-series version of Earthsea back in 2004 (which I have not seen, but got a mixed reception and Le Guin hated it for its whitewashing) but 15 years is an eternity these days between adaptations, long enough for an entire generation to have discovered Le Guin’s virtuosic worldbuilding and shimmering moral clarity.

I will leave the dream-casting to my colleague Emily Temple.

 

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