Award-Winning Fantasy Novel Getting Miniseries Adaptation

Apr 9, 2013  •  Post A Comment

An award-winning historical fantasy novel will be adapted into a seven-part miniseries by the BBC. The New York Times’ ArtsBeat reports that the production based on "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" is set to air in 2014.

The show will be adapted by Peter Harness of "Wallander" and directed by Toby Haynes of "Doctor Who," the story says. In the U.S., it will air during BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block, which includes sci-fi and fantasy shows such as "Doctor Who."

The novel, written by Susanna Clarke and published in 2004, is set during the Napoleonic wars and focuses on two rival magicians. It won the 2005 Hugo Award for best novel and was longlisted in the 2004 Man Booker Prize.

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