A new streaming series is being developed for HBO Max via TheHollywoodReporter.

The series will be an adaptation of the Madaline Miller novel Circe from screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the duo have been behind films such as Rise of The Planet of The Apes, Jurassic World, Avatar 3, and Disney’s live-action Mulan movie.

The forthcoming streaming service has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Circe, a modern take on the world of Greek mythology based on Madeline Miller’s best-seller of the same name.

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World) will write and executive produce the drama, which hails from Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

Circe is told from the powerful feminist perspective of the titular goddess, who transforms from an awkward nymph to a formidable witch, able to challenge gods, titans and monsters alike.

Circe has already been ordered to series and will be 8-episodes.

It seems like an interesting take on Greek mythology and I’m curious who they’ll ultimately cast in the titular role.

HBO Max is quickly getting some hot projects with the Dune feature film spinoff Dune: Sisterhood along with the crime thriller Tokyo Vice from Shang-Chi’s Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Ansel Elgort.

HBO Max is expected to beta launch at the end of 2019.

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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