I’ve learned that FX has put in development Cat’s Cradle, a limited series based on the acclaimed Kurt Vonnegut novel, from IM Global and FX Prods. It will be written/executive produced by Fargo‘s Noah Hawley.
published in 1963, Cat’s Cradle takes a satirical view of war, religion and scientific advances. It was among the projects on the maiden development slate of IM Global Television, the TV arm of feature-film financing, production and sales company IM Global — a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA — which was unveiled in April. Another sci-fi literary adaptation from that slate, Darkwater, recently was set up at Amazon.
Following the success of Fargo, Hawley has become a go-to drama writer at FX. In addition to writing/executive producing the second installment of the Emmy-winning series, he recently was tapped to write/executive produce the X-Men-themed pilot Legion for FX and FX Prods. FX Prods., where Hawley is under an overall deal, also will produce Cat’s Cradle, with IM Global executive producing. Brad Yonover and Elkins Entertainment’s Sandi Love will co-executive produce.
Hawley is repped by CAA.