EXCLUSIVE: Showtime has put in development The Angry Buddhist, a drama series project based on Seth Greenland’s upcoming novel of the same name, which explores family dynamics, deception, crime and politics. Novelist/playwright/screenwriter Greenland (HBO’s Big Love) will write the adaptation, from Anonymous Content. The drama with dark comedy elements is set in the high California desert between the trailer parks and amphetamine labs of Desert Hot Springs and the classic mid-century architecture of Palm Springs. It centers on three Duke brothers: a cop studying Buddhism, an unrepentant criminal and a wily U.S. Congressman running for his third term. As the Congressman is in for the fight of his political life against the charismatic Mary Swain, a sexy, well-financed, newcomer, none of the Dukes are prepared for the consequences when a murder occurs and threatens to derail all of their lives. The Angry Buddhist novel, published by Europa, comes out in the U.S. next Tuesday and has already been released in France. David Kanter will executive produce the Showtime project with Greenland, who is repped by RWSG and literary agent Henry Dunow. Greenland’s debut novel, the 2005 The Bones, was optioned by Sony. The movie rights to his second novel, the 2008 Shining City, were bought by Warner Bros. where the project is in active development.
Showtime Develops 'Angry Buddhist' Series
What's Hot on Deadline
Skirball Fire: Officials Determine Cause Of Bel-Air Blaze; Thomas Fire Still Unchecked; Apple Donates $1M - Update
Keaton Jones Facebook Video Gone After Mom's Confederate Flag Photos Surface: Is Hollywood Still "KeatonStrong"?
Latest TV News
- Doug Jones Victory Lap: “This Campaign Has Been About Common Courtesy And Decency”
- Roy Moore Will Not Concede In Alabama Senate Race After Doug Jones Win
- Donald Trump Tweets Grudging Congrats To Doug Jones: “A Win Is A Win”
- Doug Jones Alabama Senate Victory Wildly Celebrated On Social Media
- Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations: How To Watch Via TV, Online
- Alabama Votes Dem Doug Jones To U.S. Senate In Stunning Upset