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Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom set for TV with Tomorrow Studios, Scott Free Productions

LA-based Tomorrow Studios is partnering with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions to adapt Jonathan Franzen novel Freedom as a TV series.

Jonathan Franzen (photo: David Shankbone via CC)

Golden Globe-winning screenwriter Melanie Marnich, whose credits include The Affair and Big Love, is attached to pen the TV adaptation.

Released in 2010, Freedom was hailed by critics as a masterpiece of American literature. The story follows the journey of hands-on parents Patty and Walter Berglund as they grapple with how to live in a world they find increasingly confusing.

Tomorrow Studios CEO Marty Adelstein and president Becky Clements executive produce alongside Franzen and Marnich, while Scott, David Zucker, Jordan Sheehan and Clayton Krueger exec produce for Scott Free Productions.

Last month, ITV-backed Tomorrow Studios, which is behind scripted hits including Snowpiercer, optioned the rights to US author Claire Vaye Watkins’ novel I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness. The adaptation is being helmed by director Stephanie Laing (Physical, Made for Love), and screenwriter and author Alissa Nutting (Made for Love).

The company also recently inked a first-look deal with London-based prodco Big Light Productions, founded by writer and producer Frank Spotnitz.


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