HBO Planning Adaptation of Carl Hiaasen Novel

HBO Planning Adaptation of Carl Hiaasen Novel

If there's one thing HBO is good at, it's finding novels to adapt for possible series. The network has scored a home run with Game of Thrones, is working on an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Visit from the Goon Squad, and now appears ready to take a dip with author Carl Hiaasen. THR reports that the cable outlet will develop Skinny Dip with eyes toward making it a series.

Released in 2004, the novel follows a woman named Joey who seeks revenge after her cheating husband tries to kill her. Like more than a dozen of his other books, Hiaasen set Skinny Dip in Florida.

Michael Keaton is set to produce, though it's unclear whether he would also co-star. For HBO, it would be a continued branch-out away from series set in either New York or Los Angeles; a noir-y counterpart to Bored to Death, perhaps, with alligators and Floridians instead of hipsters and corduroy jackets. Keep an eye on this one going forward.

[via THR]

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