Wednesday, October 3, 2018

from Bookbub-book news: Coming: "We Were the Lucky Ones" TV show

Great news, historical fiction readers: A We Were the Lucky Ones TV show is now officially in the works! According to Deadline, Old 320 Sycamore will adapt Georgia Hunter‘s bestselling World War II novel for the small screen. Director and producer Thomas Kail — best known for his Tony award winning work on Hamilton, as well as Oliver Twist, Critical Hours, and Grease Live — is set to direct.
Since its publication in 2017, readers have raved about Hunter’s debut novel, which tells the story of a Jewish family separated by the horrors of World War II who struggle the survive and reunite. BookBub readers described the novel as “inspirational” and “informative,” and emphasized the importance of preserving this story. One reviewer wrote, “This is a story that NEEDED to be told,” with another reviewer adding, “As harrowing as it is to read about the atrocities of the Holocaust and each character’s journey after leaving the Polish ghetto, this story and others like it should be continually told for each generation. Bravo Georgia Hunter for getting it right… You are a beautiful writer.”
And what makes the novel even more special is that it was inspired by the tale of the author’s own grandparents. Kail, who is set to direct the We Were the Lucky Ones TV show, spoke of how, like so many fans, he was moved by the story:
“Georgia and I have been friends for almost 20 years. I remember, years ago, when she first mentioned her desire to illuminate this remarkable piece of her family history. I am overjoyed to be partnering with her to create a television version of this story that honors this incredible book.”
Georgia Hunter herself can’t wait to see the We Were the Lucky Ones TV show come to light. Hunter shared with Deadline:
“As both a friend and a fan, I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Tommy! I love his work, and I’m especially impressed by his ability to connect audiences to characters in the most human and genuine way possible. For him to put his signature touch on my family’s story is an honor and a thrill.”
As production begins, we look forward to learning more details about this historical adaptation, including casting, trailers, and release dates. And if you haven’t read We Were the Lucky Ones yet, now’s the perfect time to add it to your reading list!  By G.G. Andrew|

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