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‘The Queen's Gambit' Co-Creator Scott Frank Developing ‘The Sparrow' Adaptation For FX With Johan Renck

9 days ago   |   By Deadline

Scott Frank, co-creator, writer and director of breakout Netflix hit The Queen's Gambit, is swapping chess for Jesuit priests and extraterrestrial life in his next project. Frank is developing an adaptation of Mary Doria Russell's 1996 novel The Sparrow for FX with Chernobyl director Johan Renck on board as director. Frank will write all of...
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‘The Sparrow' Adaptation in the Works at FX From ‘Queen's Gambit' Co-Creator

9 days ago   |   By The Wrap

FX is adapting “The Sparrow,” based on Mary Doria Russell's 1996 book of the same name.
Scott Frank, who co-created the Netflix hit “The Queen's Gambit,” is writing all of the episodes, with Johan Renck attached to direct.
“The Sparrow” is the prequel novel to Russell's “Children of God,” which was published in 1998.
Also Read: 'Queen's Gambit': How Chess Novice Anya Taylor-Joy Nailed Those Tournament Scenes
Here is the logline for the FX adaptation:
“The Sparrow” follows a band of Jesuit priests and scientists, led by linguist Father Emilio Sandoz, who makes first contact with...
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