“Queen’s Gambit” co-creator, director and showrunner Scott Frank is writing each episode of FX’s adaptation of the visionary trendy traditional, “The Sparrow.” Emmy Award-winning director Johan Renck (“Chernobyl,” “Breaking Bad”) has been tapped to direct the sci-fi undertaking.
Frank and Renck, together with “Better Call Saul” producer Mark Johnson, will government produce the restricted sequence based mostly on Mary Doria Russell’s acclaimed magnum opus. “The Sparrow” is being produced by FX Productions.
“The Sparrow,” revealed in 1996 by Random House’s imprint Villard, received quite a few prestigious literary awards, together with the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis and the British Science Fiction Association Award, amongst others. The e book, categorized as a piece of speculative fiction, grapples with the potential moral, philosophical and non secular problems with people intermingling with extraterrestrial life, elevating questions on humanity itself.
The sequence largely follows the novel’s occasions faithfully, following a crew of Jesuit clergymen and scientists, led by a Puerto Rican linguist of blended Taíno heritage, Father Emilio Sandoz, who make first contact with an alien civilization on a Vatican-backed mission to a distant planet known as Rakhat. Things go awry within the Jesuits’ quest to show the existence of God all through the universe, and the misadventure ends in catastrophe and scandal. Father Sandoz, the only real survivor, returns to Earth bodily and psychologically damaged solely to be subjected to an inquiry.
This is not the primary time “The Sparrow” has been tailored, although that is its first profitable shot within the book-to-show pipeline. Back in 2006, Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights for the novel for Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Industry Entertainment to produce, with Michael Seitzman (“Code Black,” “North Country”) writing the film’s script. The undertaking ultimately fell aside when Russell revoked all movie rights.