There is news from TheHollywoodReporter that WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max has nabbed the upcoming television series adaptation of The Last of The Mohicans from writers Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, No Time To Die, Beasts of No Nation) and Nick Osborne (Remember), which takes place during the French and Indian War.
Director Nicole Kassell (HBO’s Watchmen and Westworld) is set to helm the series.
Nearly a year after it was taken out to market, Paramount Television’s The Last of the Mohicans reboot has found a home.
WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service HBO Max has handed out a script order for the TV series based on James Fenimore Cooper’s historic novel. Written by Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) and Nick Osborne (Remember Me, All About Steve), the series has Nicole Kassell (Watchmen) on board to direct.
The new take is described as a retelling of the author’s French and Indian War novel that focuses on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.
Casting seemingly will be the next big step for the period show and we’re excited to see a series made up of native actors in leading roles.
Michael Mann (Heat) directed Daniel Day-Lewis in the 1992 feature film version which is based on the historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper.
The last members of a dying Native American tribe, the Mohicans — Uncas (Eric Schweig), his father Chingachgook (Russell Means), and his adopted half-white brother Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) — live in peace alongside British colonists. But when the daughters (Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May) of a British colonel are kidnapped by a traitorous scout, Hawkeye and Uncas must rescue them in the crossfire of a gruesome military conflict of which they wanted no part: the French and Indian War.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER