Oscar winning screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind") and Neil Gaiman ("American Gods") continue to develop author Mervyn Peake's 5 "Gormenghast" books into a TV series for FremantleMedia (North America):
Peake originally wrote three novels in the series including "Titus Groan" (1946), "Gormenghast" (1950)...
...and "Titus Alone" (1959).
In addition, Peake's novella "Boy in Darkness" (1956) and "Titus Awakes" (2009), a posthumously published novel completed and published by Peake's widow, will also be adapted.
"There is nothing in literature like Mervyn Peake's remarkable 'Gormenghast' novels," said Gaiman.
"They were crafted by a master, who was also an artist, and they take us to an ancient castle as big as a city, with heroes and villains and people larger than life that are impossible to forget. There is a reason why there were two trilogies that lovers of the fantasy genre embraced in the Sixties: 'Lord of the Rings' and the 'Gormenghast' books. It's an honor to have been given the opportunity to help shepherd Peake's brilliant and singular vision to the screen..."
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