WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order to Circe, an adaptation of Madeline Miller’s best-selling novel with a feminist take on Greek mythology.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, co-writers and producers of the recent Planet Of The Apes features, will write the eight-episode series and serve as executive producers, with Chernin Entertainment producing in partnership with Endeavor Content.
The novel presents a modern take on the goddess Circe, who transforms from an awkward nymph to a witch able to challenge gods, titans and monsters.
HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey commented: “Circe tells an epic story of love, loss, tragedy and immortal conflict, all through the eyes of a fierce female lens. I’ve been a longtime fan of Rick and Amanda’s work and their ability to simultaneously build epic imaginative worlds while creating emotional dynamic characters. In partnership with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, we have the dream team to bring Circe to life.”
Silver and Jaffa also co-wrote Jurassic World, as well as Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Mulan, and Avatar 3.