One Of The Best Book-To-Film Translations Set To Become A TV Series (And The Morning Links)

Whenever I think of the rare wholly successful movies adaptations of books, I always think of two movies: Friday Night Lights and About a Boy. In both cases, the movies were as good as the books, and in the case of Friday Night Lights, the television series was even better. The guy behind Friday Night Lights (and Parenthood), Jason Katims, will be taking on About a Boy for NBC, which has picked up the pilot. It’ll be a single-camera comedy about a slacker whose life is upended when a young boy and his single mother move next door. NBC attempted also attempted an About a Boy TV series in 2003 with Patrick Dempsey. (via)

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