Amblin Television Developing Kimberly McCreight’s Novel ‘Friends Like These’ Into Series

Amblin Television Developing Kimberly McCreight’s Novel ‘Friends Like These’ Into Series
Exclusive: Amblin Television has acquired the rights to the novel Friends Like These, the new thriller from New York Times Bestselling author Kimberly McCreight, and will developing as a series. McCreight will also adapt the script with Amblin’s co-Presidents of Television Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey exec producing. Alex Maggioni, SVP of television, will work with Frank and Falvey on the day-to-day development of the project.

The novel follows five friends who gather at a picture perfect country house in the Catskills for a co-ed bachelor weekend. It’s been a decade since graduation, but they have remained devoted to one another, forever bound by the mysterious and tragic death of Alice, their sixth member, during senior year. But the “bachelor weekend” is just a front – they’re actually gathering for a staged intervention for Keith, Alice’s college boyfriend, now a successful art dealer caught in a downward spiral of opioid addiction.
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