December 1st, 2011
05:54 PM ET
American writer William Faulkner’s works could show up on HBO by way of “Deadwood” creator David Milch, according to Time.
HBO has announced that Milch (who also created "NYPD Blue") has signed a new contract with the network, and he's bringing the opportunity to cull material from Faulkner’s literary estate with him.
"I'm delighted to expand my longstanding relationship with HBO to encompass the adaptation of some of the most important literary works by any American writer into television films and series," Milch said in a statement.
All of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner’s 19 novels and 125 short stories are fair game for adaptation under the contract, meaning Faulkner’s work could be turned into TV shows or movies for the pay-cable channel. However, that excludes pieces that are already optioned.
Faulkner’s most famous works include “As I Lay Dying,” “The Sound and the Fury,” and “Light in August.” Whether these works will appear on HBO remains to be seen.
Which story would you most like to see on HBO?
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