Fox gives script-to-series commitment to Mitch Albom’s ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’
Fox has given a script-to-series commitment to “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” based on the novel by Mitch Albom.
Albom will write the adaptation, with Warner Bros. TV and Fox Entertainment producing. Albom will also executive produce with Keith Eisner (“Designated Survivor”).
The one-hour drama series will use characters from the novel, including Eddie, who dies on his 83rd birthday at the beginning of the book. According to Fox, “‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ will explore each character’s unique journey in this world and the next. With heaven as the place where your life is finally explained to you — by five people you touched — the ongoing storylines of interwoven characters will explore larger themes such as redemption, love, hope and human connection.”
“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” was published by Hyperion in 2003. A TV-movie version of the story starring Jon Voight came out in 2005.
More to come…