Ursula le Guin's EARTHSEA In Development as TV Show

Earthsea
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Ursula le Guin's Earthsea fantasy novels and short stories are in development as a live-action TV series. First reported by Deadline, Earthsea is being produced by A24 and Jennifer Fox, with a plan to pitch it to networks "soon."

"Ursula Le Guin is a literary legend with a huge fan base and her work has been translated into practically every written language on the globe," said Fox. "She is second only to Tolkien in influence in this genre and before she died last year, she agreed to put her most beloved work in my hands. This project is, therefore, a sacred trust and priority for me as well as an opportunity to create an iconic piece of American culture."

Earthsea was adapted back in a 2004 as a TV miniseries for Sci-Fi Channel, and in 2006 as a animated movie by Studio Ghibli.

"Ursula long hoped to see an adaptation of Earthsea that represented a collaboration between her ideas and words, and the visual storytelling of others," saidd the late author's son, Theo Downes-Le Guin. "I feel very fortunate that, with Jennifer Fox and A24, we have a bedrock of producing and development experience that can bring the sweeping narrative and moral truths of my mother’s work to screen."

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