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Tomorrow Studios adapts I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness novel for TV

LA-based Tomorrow Studios has optioned TV rights to US author Claire Vaye Watkins’ novel I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness.

Marty Adelstein

The TV adaptation comes from director Stephanie Laing (Physical, Made for Love), screenwriter and author Alissa Nutting (Made for Love, Teenage Euthanasia) and Snowpiercer prodco Tomorrow Studios, which is backed by ITV Studios and led by CEO/partner Marty Adelstein and president/partner Becky Clements.

The novel, released in October 2021, follows a woman whose temporary escape from domestic duties spirals into an extended romp away from the confines of marriage and motherhood.

Adelstein and Clements are executive producing the adaptation for Tomorrow Studios, alongside Laing, Nutting and Watkins. Alissa Bachner is co-executive producer.

Laing and Tomorrow Studios have worked together previously on the dark comedy Physical for Apple TV+. Created by Annie Weisman and starring Rose Byrne, the show’s second season recently launched.

Nutting, meanwhile, is co-creator, co-showrunner, writer, and executive producer on HBO Max’s Made For Love, and co-creator and co-showrunner of half-hour Adult Swim cartoon Teenage Euthanasia.

“We love working with Stephanie on Physical because of her incredible talent for showcasing complex stories of female empowerment in a way that resonates with a global audience,” said Adelstein and Clements.

“We’re excited to work with her and prolific writer Alissa to bring Claire’s powerful work to television, and we are proud to have a strong team of women spearheading this incredible project.”

In other recent news, Tomorrow Studios signed a first-look deal with Frank Spotnitz’s London-based prodco Big Light Productions. The production company also named Tony Sabistina as senior VP of development.


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