NY Post

Book Based on Beatles Song in the Works as a TV Series

Mar 24, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A book written by a former Beatle may be headed to the small screen as a TV series. The New York Post reports that Paris-based production company Superprod has entered into a rights deal to develop a series based on the Ringo Starr book “Octopus’s Garden.”

The deal with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music could result in an animated series based on Starr’s illustrated children’s book. The original song appears on the Beatles classic “Abbey Road.”

“The book, which includes a CD that contains an exclusive version of the song (among the few in the Beatles’ portfolio featuring Ringo as the main vocalist) and an audio reading by Ringo, has sold 17,000 copies since its release in early 2014,” the Post notes.

octopus's garden-ringo starr-book cover

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