Posted on 10/04/2021 at 01:55 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This installment of the books coming to the screen features three very disparate source materials.

On the lightest side is Amber Brown, a comedy series on Apple TV+ that’s based on Paula Danziger’s bestselling books.

Filming is under way, according to Deadline, which has casting details for the show.

The middle-grade book series follows its title character — an elementary school student — as she navigates her parents’ divorce.

For the older crowd, we have a deal for the TV rights for Jonathan Franzen's Crossroads and an order for a limited series based on Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black

Kirkus Reviews notes that if the Crossroads show comes to fruition, it will break a streak of stalled projects based on Franzen’s work.

Crossroads tells the story of the Hildebrandt family, composed of parents Russ and Marion, who are both seeking an exit from their marriage, and their three children, each of whom is seeking to make a dramatic life change as well; it comes out tomorrow.

And also for the older crowd is Hulu’s adaptation of the Booker Prize-shortlisted Washington Black, the story of an eleven-year-old enslaved boy fleeing a sugar plantation.

Edugyan, the novel’s author, will serve as a co-producer, reports Literary Hub.

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