With barely a week going by where we don’t hear about a new adaptation of an old favourite, now comes word that Showtime has picked up the rights to Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be overseen by the brilliant pairing of Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman, with Being Human’s Toby Whithouse to serve as showrunner and head up a writers room.
The fantasy trilogy began in 1946 with Titus Groan, and that was followed up in 1950 by Gormenghast and in 1959 by Titus Alone. Peake sadly passed away while working on a fourth offering, Titus Awakes, which was eventually finished by his widow Maeve Gilmore and published in 2009.
Titus Goran is the main character of the saga and is the young heir to the titular Gormenghast castle. Not content with this, however, Titus has aspirations of leaving Gormenghast behind in order to explore the outside world.
Expect more on Gormenghast as it develops.