Warner Bros. has optioned The Mothers by Brit Bennett; Kerry Washington, star of ABC's Scandal, is producing under the Simpson Street Banner. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bennett will write the script and serve as executive producer for the project. Producing with Washington is Natalie Krinsky, who wrote the YA adaptation of I'll Give You the Sun for Warner Bros. Simpson Street's first production, HBO's Confirmation, starred Washington and earned her Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her portrayal of Anita Hill.
AMC has acquired the television rights to Karen Thompson Walker's novel The Age of Miracles, which will be developed as a series produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps (Netflix's Stranger Things)," Deadline reported. Sinead Daly (The Get Down) will write the script, with Levy and Dan Levine producing. Deadline noted that AMC "has been high on series projects based on literary source material lately. One of the two drama projects currently in contention for a series order is Marti Noxon's Dietland, based on the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker."