Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” TV Adaptation in Development

Deadline is reporting that an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel Cat’s Cradle is in development at FX. The book would be turned into a limited TV series, with Noah Hawley writing and producing.

Cat’s Cradle, like most of Vonnegut’s books, is a dark satire — in this instance of the Cold War. Vonnegut’s work is often complicated to adapt for screen, as half the joy of reading his books comes from the narrative language which is impossible to replicate on screen. While Hawley, in work on the Fargo TV series, clearly understands how to adapt the feel of another work for Television, it will be a lot harder this time around (as Fargo was already a film).

So this is either going to go really, really well, or it will go very, very badly. I’m pretty certain there is no inbetween on a show like this.

Via Deadline

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Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

One thought on “Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” TV Adaptation in Development

  • November 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Better than Arthur C. Clarke’s Cat’s Cradle.


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