Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Great Circle’ Novel Set For TV Series Adaptation Via Erik Feig’s Picturestart

Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Great Circle’ Novel Set For TV Series Adaptation Via Erik Feig’s Picturestart
Exclusive: Picturestart, the production company set up by former Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig, is developing a series adaptation of Maggie Shipstead’s novel Great Circle.

The book, which was published in May and just made the 2021 Booker Prize longlist, covers early 20th century aviation, Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II and a disgraced Hollywood starlet. The Guardian noted that it “has more than a touch of Fleabag about it.”

Feig’s company, which is backed by the likes of Warner Bros, Nordic Entertainment Group, Scholastic and Endeavor Content, won the rights to the book in a competitive bidding war.

Shipstead, who has also written Seating Arrangements and Astonish Me, will exec produce the project, with Picturestart now looking to find a writer to adapt it as a series.

Great Circle centers on two timelines.

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