J.J. Abrams is continuing to add more to his TV slate with an adaptation of MY GLORY WAS I HAD SUCH FRIENDS, a memoir Amy Silverstein. Bad Robot acquired the book in a competitive situation and is set to develop it into a limited series.
The memoir, which was published on June 27 by Harper Collins, focuses on the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit. It follows story of an extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant.
Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot is under an overall deal, is the studio. Abrams and Silverstein will serve as executive producers alongside Ben Stephenson.
The project marks one of many for the Bad Robot banner which struck gold with the HBO series Westworld. Also coming up for Bad Robot is the Hulu psychological-horror series Castle Rock, based on the works of Stephen King as well as HBO’s Lovecraft Country a collaboration with Jordan Peele. On top of all that, the company is developing a period dramedy series basaed on the life of RuPaul and a single-camera comedy titled The Market written, directed by and starring Jesse Eisenberg.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer