The book Middlesex in Jeffrey Eugenides, winning author of Pulitzer Prize in 2003, it will be transformed into a TV series. Or streaming. It is not known.
The producer Paramount Television bought the rights to the work launched in Brazil in 2014 by Companhia das Letras.
According to Variety, David Manson will write the scripts and Sam Taylor Johnson will take care of the direction.
The synopsis of the book says that the work accompanies Calliope Stephanides a young woman who narrates the book by recalling moments from her own story.
His narrative then spans three generations of the Greek-American family Stephanides, starting from the beginning of the 20th century, when his grandparents left a village on the slopes of Mount Olympus to settle in Detroit, in the United States.
In the midst of Prohibition, the “City of Motors” experiences its glory days, until the protests of the black population in July 1967, which force the family to move to Michigan. At this point, Callie is a twelve year old girl.
To understand what made her so different from other girls, Calliope needs to investigate family secrets and the amazing story of a genetic mutation that spans the decades and will transform her into Cal, one of the most audacious narrators of contemporary fiction.
The book almost became a series in HBO in 2009 who discarded the project.
No broadcasters or streaming services have purchased the project yet.
Middlesex has no names in the cast. No premiere date.