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[12/10/19 - 09:00 AM]
Literary Giants Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman Sign Overall Production Agreement with CBS Television Studios
Chabon is currently attached to "Star Trek: Picard" as executive producer and will remain with the series until he transitions full-time to showrunner of "Kavalier and Clay" sometime next year.







KAVALIER AND CLAY (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/10/19
STATUS:
previously in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, December 2019) Renowned novelists and production executives Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have signed a multi-year overall production pact with CBS Television Studios. Under the agreement, CBS will have exclusive rights to produce television content created and developed by the husband-and-wife team across all platforms. The agreement includes a commitment for a limited series from SHOWTIME for an adaption of Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY to be written and executive produced by Chabon and Waldman, who will also serve as executive producer/showrunners. The story is an epic tale of love, war and the birth of America's comic book superhero obsession in big-band-era New York. Award-winning writer/producer/directors Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman are also attached to the project as executive producers. The project will be produced by Paramount Television and CBS Television Studios. The novel, which has been called one of the most important works of fiction of the 21st century, has sold millions of copies around the world, and has won dozens of literary prizes beyond the Pulitzer. KAVALIER AND CLAY has been credited for the legitimization of comic books as a serious literary genre, and was also the inspiration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York's exhibition "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy."
CREW INFORMATION:
· Akiva Goldsman as EP
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Ayelet Waldman as CRTR/EP
· Michael Chabon as BOOK/CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Paramount Television