Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Is Being Adapted For TV

Anna Green
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Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, published in 1963, is one of the most popular sci-fi novels of all time. The novel, which satirizes religion, warfare, technology, and humanity in general, had a huge impact on contemporary literature and even accidentally inspired a real life religion. Now, more than half a century after its publication, it’s being adapted into a television series. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, TV producer Noah Hawley will write and executive produce a limited series based on Vonnegut’s novel for FX. Hawley is best known as the show runner of Fargo, adapted from the Coen Brothers film of the same name. With Fargo, Hawley retained the setting and tone of the original film, but created an all new storyline and set of characters.

It’s unclear at the moment how much creative liberty Hawley plans to take with Vonnegut’s material. Since the show is still in early phases of development, Cat’s Cradle fans will have plenty of time to gather their karass and speculate about what shape the show will take.

[h/t: Hollywood Reporter]