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‘All The Secrets and techniques Of The World’ Novel Being Tailored For Tv By The Gotham Group, Jon Feldman & twentieth TV

EXCLUSIVE: twentieth Tv has optioned Steve Almond’s forthcoming novel All of the Secrets and techniques of the World to adapt as a tv collection. The Gotham Group, which is below a first-look deal at twentieth, would produce, and Jon Feldman (Monarch, Designated Survivor) is connected as showrunner. twentieth Tv is the studio. A search is underway for a author.



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All of the Secrets and techniques of the World is ready to be printed by Zando on April 19. The e book, described as “a sweeping social novel,” opens in 1981 in Sacramento, the place 13-year-old Lorena Saenz has simply been paired with Jenny Stallworth for the science truthful by a trainer hoping to unite two women from starkly totally different worlds. The unlikely friendship they type will draw their households into an internet of secrets and techniques and lies, one which sends Lorena on an unforgiving odyssey by means of the desert, previous the gates of a non secular cult in Mexico, and into the darkish coronary heart of America’s prison justice system.

Publishing firm Zando was based in 2020 by Molly Stern, previously with Crown Books and editor of Michelle Obama’s bestseller Changing into.

“I’m thrilled and downright amazed to be working with the oldsters at twentieth TV and the Gotham Group in adapting All of the Secrets and techniques of the World right into a collection,” mentioned Almond. “I’ve been a fanboy of Jon Feldman’s work for years, and discussing the novel with him felt like a Vulcan Thoughts Meld. He understood, at each stage, what I hoped to attain with Secrets and techniques, and I may instantly see that his imaginative and prescient for the collection would each honor the e book, and deepen its affect. I can’t wait to get began.”

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Almond is the creator of 11 books of fiction and nonfiction, together with the New York Occasions bestsellers Candyfreak and Towards Soccer. His essays and opinions have been printed in venues starting from The New York Occasions Journal to Ploughshares to Poets & Writers, and his brief fiction has appeared in Greatest American Quick Tales, The Pushcart Prize, Greatest American Mysteries, and Greatest American Erotica. He is also the recipient of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts.

Feldman is showrunner of the upcoming Fox collection Monarch, starring Susan Sarandon, Hint Adkins, Anna Friel and Beth Ditto. He beforehand served as one of many showrunners of ABC’s Designated Survivor and has held showrunner positions on ABC’s Blood and Oil, amongst others. He created Fox’s supernatural drama Tru Calling, starring Eliza Dushku, and co-created ABC’s No Atypical Household with Greg Berlanti. He has additionally labored on collection together with The Newsroom and Revenge.

The Gotham Group lately produced the movie Stargirl for Disney+, and All Collectively Now for Netflix. Gotham is presently in manufacturing on Wendell & Wild at Netflix, in collaboration with Jordan Peele and director Henry Selick. The Gotham Group is also a producer on the lately introduced Percy Jackson collection on Disney+.

Feldman is repped by WME, Gotham Group and Jared Levine. Almond is repped by Jenni Ferrari-Adler at Union Literary.

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