Last of Mohawks Series Receives Script Order at HBO Max
Variety brings the news that HBO Max has filed a script request for the adaptation of Cary Joji Fukunaga and Nicole Kassell's series The Last of the Mohicans, based on James Fennimore's classic novel of the same name. The project was first released last year as part of Fukunaga's overall deal with Paramount TV.
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The latest adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans will be set during the French and Indian War, but will focus the classic tale again on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohawk and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.
The series will be co-written by Fukunaga and Nicholas Osborne, with Kassell acting as executive producer and director. This marks Fukunaga and Kassell's latest collaboration with HBO, as Fukunaga directed the first season of True Detective and Kassell is best known for directing The Leftovers, Westworld and the latest Watchmen.
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Alex Goldstone and Bard Dorros of Anonymous Content are also expected to produce executive products, along with Michael Sugar of Sugar23. The series is being developed at Paramount Television and produced by Anonymous Content and the Fukunaga Owls Parliament.
This will be the tenth adaptation of the story, and it has also been adapted for television, starting with the 1957 Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, and most recently an animated series that was completed in 2007.