“Queen’s Gambit” co-creator, director and showrunner Scott Frank
is writing every episode of FX
’s adaptation of the visionary modern classic, “The Sparrow.” Emmy Award-winning director Johan Renck
has been tapped to direct the sci-fi project.
Frank and Renck, along with “Better Call Saul
” producer Mark Johnson, will executive produce the limited series based on Mary Doria Russell
’s acclaimed magnum opus. “The Sparrow” is being produced by FX Productions
“The Sparrow,” published in 1996 by Random House
’s imprint Villard
, won numerous prestigious literary awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis and the British Science Fiction Association Award, among others. The book, categorized as a work of speculative fiction, grapples with the potential ethical, philosophical and spiritual issues of humans intermingling with extraterrestrial life, raising questions about humanity itself.
The series mostly follows the novel’s events faithfully, following a crew of Jesuit priests and scientists, led