There are reports suggesting the team behind True Detective is going to come together to work on the television adaptation of Joseph Heller’s popular novel, Catch-22. Richard Brown, who is the executive producer of True Detective, has spoken to Telegraph stating that he is very excited about working on the project.
Brown said that Catch-22 is one of the greatest American novels of all time and he is glad to be a part of the adaptation. The World War II satire by Joseph Heller is being scripted for TV by Australian screenwriter Luke Davies. Davies was responsible for the biopic on James Dean’s life called Life.
The miniseries adapted from the well known novel is going to be directed by David Michôd, who was responsible for the popular crime thriller Animal Kingdom that was released in 2010.
Richard Brown, who happens to be the head of Passenger, a New York based production company, said that Catch-22 is still being worked upon. The work is in the initial phase and it is currently being scripted for the television.
Brown did not mention any deadline for the project. He said that since the project is still in its earlier stage, they are not aware of how long it will take to finish. All the team knows is that they are excited about being a part of the project and are giving their all to make it a success.
Catch-22 has already been adapted by the Hollywood starring Orson Welles and Susanne Benton. However, the film wasn’t a runaway success. It didn’t do as well as M.A.S.H that was released in that same year.
With the team behind True Detective coming to create the television adaptation of Catch-22, the viewers can be rest assured that the World War II satire is going to be gritty and hard hitting and nothing like any other earlier adaptations of it.
HBO seemed to dominate this Emmy with Game of Thrones. HBO managed to win 14 Emmys, which made it 10 more than the other networks apart from the 43 over all, where also it had 31 more than the other network.
It was a big night for HBO since it was after eight long years that the network won the award for the Best Drama and the Best Comedy, thanks to Game of Thrones and Veep respectively. Michael Lombardo, the president of the network said that it was a surprising night, since for all these years they had gotten used to the fact of getting nominated, but finally not winning.
However, HBO too had some mistakes. While some of the shows from the network won over the critics, there were some like True Detective that became the butt of all jokes at the ceremony.
True Detective, which was penned down by Nic Pizzolatto had won a lot of accolades in the first season, but the second season didn’t quite work its magic on the viewers. At the Emmy Awards, the show was completely absent from the ceremony except in jokes that were being cracked by the host for the night, Andy Samberg.
The night at the Emmy Awards was dominated by the HBO series Game of Thrones. However, True Detective was the flavor of the season when it came to the jokes that were being cracked. There was one particular moment when Samberg introduced a guitar player from True Detective and showed a depressed looking woman playing the strings.
This was a direct dig at the singer Lera Lynn, who played an important role in the second season of True Detective. Although most of the jokes that were being cracked about True Detective did get the laughs, it isn’t possible to judge the general mood of the audience, unless one is sitting amongst them.