Stephanie Laing is maintaining fast paced. Deadline has just uncovered that she is lined up to immediate a Television adaptation of Claire Vaye Watkins’ 2021 novel “I Really like You But I have Picked Darkness” next the recent announcement that she has also been tapped to immediate and exec deliver an untitled NBC drama pilot primarily based on Dutch collection “A’dam.”
As the source specifics, Watkins’ guide — her third operate of fiction — was named Best Reserve of the 12 months by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Kirkus, and NPR. Vanity Good described it as “a beguiling, biting exploration of motherhood (and personhood) that weaves in abundant biographical specifics and is set in the desert heat of her California and Nevada hometowns.”
Tomorrow Studios — whom Laing by now will work with on the Apple Tv+ Rose Byrne-starring series “Physical” — will acquire the undertaking, with “Made For Love” co-creator Alissa Nutting on board to pen it.
“We like working with Stephanie on ‘Physical’ mainly because of her extraordinary talent for showcasing complex tales of female empowerment in a way that resonates with a international viewers. We’re excited to get the job done with her and prolific author Alissa to carry Claire’s strong function to tv, and we are proud to have a sturdy workforce of females spearheading this unbelievable venture,” reported Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, who along with Laing, Nutting, and Watkins will the two exec develop.
Laing is an EP on “Physical,” a darkish comedy about a lady who is determined to create a physical fitness empire. She’s helmed a lot of episodes of the series, which is now in its 2nd period. A two-time Emmy winner fowr her perform on “Veep,” Laing is directing on “Mammals,” an future Key Movie dramedy about the challenges of relationship.
Watkins’ initially novel, “Gold Fame Citrus,” followed her shorter tale assortment “Battleborn,” which won many awards which include The Dylan Thomas Prize.