FX is getting serious about trying out the quickly-growing limited series format for upcoming projects in development. The channel's proposed pitches just got more high-profile, with The Hollywood Reporter bringing exclusive news that the cable network is currently developing The Last of the Mohicans, which is to be simply called Mohicans for working title purposes.
The show will be based on the 1826 novel by , upon which the classic 1992 film starring was also based. , who helped pen the script for that film is also on board for this project, writing the script alongside Kerry McCluggage and Steve Beck. Crowe and McCluggage will serve as the executive producers for the show, while Beck will handle the day to day producing duties.
The project is being described as "he story of America's beginnings as a nation as told through the eyes of Cooper's classic characters from the historical novel The Last of the Mohicans."
This latest addition adds further weight to the heavily historically-based line-up in development for FX. THR also revealed that, along with Mohicans, FX has a number of historical novels set to be adapted for limited runs:
The cabler is also prepping Conquistadors, a mini based on the book Last Days of the Incas, as well as Mayflower from ; Grand Hotel from ; Mad Dogs, based on the British series and adapted by ; Sutton, based on J.R. Moehringer's novel and adapted by ; and 's six-part Vietnam War entry They Marched Into Sunlight.
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