Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane To Adapt World War II Novels For Limited Series


Seth MacFarlane is adapting Herman Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, right into a restricted sequence for Universal Content Productions. In addition to obviously being one thing very a lot completely different from the Family Guy and American Dad creator, the restricted sequence can also be MacFarlane’s first mission with NBCUniversal.

“I can’t think of a more exciting project with which to launch my creative partnership,” MacFarlane informed The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve been a devoted fan of Wouk’s WWII epic for decades, and its depiction of small-scale human endurance in the face of large-scale global upheaval has never been more relevant than it is today.”

The novels chronicle one prolonged household’s battle and battle for survival, each straight and not directly impacted by the occasions of World War II throughout a number of continents and years. The Winds of War (1971) begins six months earlier than Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ends shortly after the assault of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. War and Remembrance (1978) covers the years between 1939 to 1941. The novels have been beforehand tailored in 1988 by Dan Curtis, who much like MacFarlane, jumped sometimes anticipated genres (Curtis was identified greatest for horror movies) to revive Wouk’s books.

MacFarlane and Seth Fisher (Masters of Sex, Saints and Strangers) will co-write the script and govt produce. Erica Higgins, the president of MacFarlane’s manufacturing firm Fuzzy Door, can even govt produce The Winds of War.

Fuzzy Door reportedly signed a five-year, nine-figure take care of NBCUniversal in January. Fuzzy Door’s different reveals embrace Hulu’s The Orville and National Geographic’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and was an replace of the 1980’s Carl Sagan sequence.

No launch date for the brand new sequence has but been given.