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Suppose we’re going to cheer this idea with a champagne flute under fireworks? Almost 100 years after F. Scott Fitzgerald released his magnum opus, Gatsby the magnificent is being adapted into a big budget TV miniseries. THR reports that The Tudors and Vikings creator Michael Hirst is spearheading the series as an international production, with a premium cable slated to reclaim rights in the United States. Hirst is “redesigned” Gatsby will be very different from what we saw in Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation. He intends to explore “New York’s black community in the 1920s as well as the musical subculture,” while ” digging deeper into the hidden lives of its characters through the modern lens of a fractured American dream ”. This goal will also include “gender, race and sexual orientation” and “the darker underbelly of the American experience”.
The Fitzgerald Estate supports the series, author’s great-granddaughter, Blake Hazard, as a producer. “I have long dreamed of a more diverse and inclusive version of Gatsby that better reflects the America we live in, an America that could allow us all to see ourselves in Scott’s wildly romantic text, ”Hazard said. “Michael brings to the project a deep reverence for Scott’s work, but also a fearlessness in bringing such an iconic story to life in an accessible and fresh way. Call it the Bridgerton indeed, just with a lot more jazz and corpses floating in a pool.