A series which is an adaptation of the classic mystery of children is in the developing stage, and it is being developed by HBO Max. The series is named as The Westing Game. It is said that the project has been given an order of adapting the script to the series and MGM/UA Television, is attached with the project and it is all set to produce it. The recent slate of MGM includes The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, Vikings, Get Shortly, and the upcoming drama on the CBS, Clarice. Till now, it is known that no writer is attached to the project.
Julie Corman, the one who owns the right to the novel from which the story of the series is adapted, will also be serving as the executive producer of the series. She will be repped by Northside Services. The Westing Game is written by Ellen Raskin, and it was published by Dutton in the year 1978. It is described as an ensemble mystery-comedy that opens on the death of the millionaire, Samuel Westing.
The Westing Game Novel | Series Version Coming On HBO Max.
If we read the will of Samuel Westing, then it sets in motion a game for sixteen of his heirs, unlike any other, the winner of the game will be walking away with his $200 million fortune. In the year in which it was published, it won the Newbery Medal, and it is now considered as one of the best all-time novels of the children. It was according to a survey that was conducted in a School Library Journal in the year 2012.
This is not the first time that the book has been adapted for a series on the screen. The book was previously adapted by a TV movie for Showtime in the year 1997, and was known both as The Westing Game and Get a Clue. The film did make some of the substantial changes from the actual plot of the book and was not much appreciated by the fans.
News to the development of the show came as the sources said that HBO Max is looking to build a strong roster of YA content. The streamer is currently prepping a series to that end to Gossip Girl as well as the DC Super Hero High.