Posted on 08/05/2021 at 02:49 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Colson Whitehead’s novel Sag Harbor didn’t win the Pulitzer Prize, as did his later novels The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys.

But it’s certainly no slouch, having been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

And it, too, is headed to the screen.

Deadline reports that actor and director Laurence Fishburne will serve as an executive producer for the TV version of Sag Harbor, to air on HBO Max.

The 2009 novel was described as “hilarious” by the New York Times; it’s the story of Benji, one of the few Black teens at an elite prep school in the 1980s who finds a summer escape in the Black professional enclave of Sag Harbor.

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