Benioff & Weiss Developing ‘The Overstory’ as Netflix Series

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are developing a series adaptation of the Richard Powers novel The Overstory at Netflix, Variety reports.


Richard Robbins, whose past TV credits include 12 Monkeys and Good Girls Revolt, wrote the pilot script and serves as executive producer. Benioff and Weiss will executive produce under their sizable Netflix overall deal. Hugh Jackman will also executive produce along with Bernie Caulfield of Benioff and Weiss’s Bighead Littlehead production banner. Powers is set to serve as co-executive producer.

The novel was originally published in 2018 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. It tells the story of a world alongside ours that is vast, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. A handful of disparate people learn how to see that world and are drawn into its unfolding catastrophe.

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