Game of Thrones showrunners are producing a Netflix adaptation of The Overstory with Hugh Jackman

Game of Thrones showrunners are producing a Netflix adaptation of The Overstory with Hugh Jackman


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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators and showrunners of HBO’s Game of Thrones, have a new project in the works with Netflix that will see the duo team up with actor Hugh Jackman to executive produce an adaptation of the 2018 novel The Overstory. The novel, from author Richard Powers, is a work of environmental fiction centered on the lives of a group of individuals and how their experiences relate to a distinct set of trees and the movement to preserve and protect nature.

Benioff and Weiss inked a deal with Netflix in 2019 worth a reported $250 million to bring new shows to the platform. The Overstory adaptation will be the duo’s third after an adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy The Remembrance of Earth’s Past (perhaps…

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