Michael Chabon and his wife Ayelet Waldman have signed a multi-year production deal with CBS TV Studios. Their first project for CBS is a series adaptation of Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, which will be produced by Paramount Television and air on Showtime. Alex Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman will serve as executive producers on the project.
The literary spouses had previously entered the world of television with their Netflix limited series Unbelievable, which was just nominated for four Golden Globes.
Changing role for Picard
Chabon will step down from his showrunning duties on Star Trek: Picard, which has completed production of its first season and is expected to return for a second. Chabon will stay with the series until he transitions to full-time show running of Kavalier and Clay when it ramps up in 2020. Deadline reports that he will remain creatively involved with the show as an executive producer.
Star Trek: Picard will be released in January 2020. It will be available on CBS All Access in the USA. CTV Sci-Fi Channel (formerly called Space) and CraveTV in Canada, and on Amazon Prime Video for the rest of the world.
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