TV: You Know You Want This

HBO has acquired for development You Know You Want This, an anthology drama series project based on Kristen Roupenian's upcoming short story collection (Scout Press/S&S, January 2019), Deadline reported, noting that "Cat Person," the author's debut story in the New Yorker that "sparked conversations about sexual consent and gender dynamics, became the magazine's second most-read article of 2017." Although "Cat Person" is part of the collection, it is not included in the deal with HBO.

Written and executive produced by Carly Wray and Lila Byock (The Leftovers), You Know You Want This "will explore the complex and often dark and funny connections between gender, sex and power across genres," Deadline wrote. Byock and Wray brought the book to HBO "to develop as a potential anthology series that prioritizes female voices--writers, directors, and actors."

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