Neil Gaiman‘s novels have a new clout in the world of adaptation, and with American Gods on its way to the small screen, his other properties are being snapped up left and right. Just today, Entertainment Weekly announced that Universal Cable Productions, a production studio owned by NBCUniversal, will adapt InterWorld into a TV series, in partnership with Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and his partner Flody Suarez.
InterWorld was published in 2007 by Gaiman and Michael Reaves by EOS, a division of Harper Collins. The story follows Joey Harker, a teenager from the South, who discovers he is part of a multidimensional universe and must work with his other dimension selves to save the world from the clash of magic and science. The young adult novel is a great example of fantasy and science fiction coming together to tell great stories and inspire new readers to become passionate about storytelling.
Fans of Nerdist are probably already aware that Gaiman and all of his writing partners are spectacular storytellers, but you may be less familiar with the prowess of the producing partners that these two are getting in Hamilton producers Seller and Suarez. The Broadway show has taken the nation so by storm that tickets sell on scalping sites for triple and sometimes quadruple the price that you could get them through Ticketmaster if you hit it just right.
While you may be incredibly excited to see American Gods in all the epically saturated glory that Bryan Fuller will give it, some of the best adaptations of Gaiman’s work have been what one can only describe as minimalist. Seriously if you’ve never listened to the audio play of Neverwhere, I insist you go right out and download it right now. Hamilton is a show with masterful storytelling, passionate performances, and minimal backdrops. It asks the question, just what will we get in this novel adaptation from these producers? I hope it’s something magical.
If you’re a fan of InterWorld I hope that you will tell us what you can’t wait to see on the screen in the comments below!
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