Fans of Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five) rejoice! The American author’s novel Cat’s Cradle is currently in development as a limited series over at FX.
Deadline reports that the project will be written and executive-produced by Noah Hawley (with Brad Yonover and Sandi Love set as co-executive producers) who’s keeping super busy expanding the world of Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 Oscar-winning movie Fargo with his own acclaimed TV series of the same name, also at FX.
If that wasn’t enough, Hawley is also hard at work developing a Legion TV series over at Fox based on an X-Men character who happens to be the schizophrenic son of Professor Charles Xavier (in the Marvel Comics), and a mutant. Producer Simon Kinberg recently called the upcoming series the “Breaking Bad of superhero stories,” and Hawley will pen and executive-produce the pilot.
Published back in 1963, Cat’s Cradle was Kurt Vonnegut’s fourth novel. It tackles issues of science, technology and religion, satirizes the arms race and offers a sardonic look at the human condition. All of which is outlined against the story of a superweapon called Ice-Nine, which has the power to destroy all life on earth by freezing the world's oceans.
The author was posthumously inducted in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2015.
Are you excited to see Cat’s Cradle heading to the small screen as a limited series? Is there another Kurt Vonnegut novel you would like to see get an adaptation?