Amazon adapting a Consider Phlebas fantasy drama series

Amazon Studios is adapting Iain M Banks’ novel Consider Phlebas into a TV series

Amazon Studios is currently working to turn Iain M Banks novel Consider Phlebas into a TV fantasy drama series. Consider Phlebas is the first book in a sci-fi series known as The Culture.

In a statement, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios Sharon Tal Yguado said: “The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen. We are honoured that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make Consider Phlebas into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”

The series is set to be adapted by Dennis Kelly (Matilda), who said: “Iain Banks has long been a hero of mine, and his innate warmth, humor and humanism shines through these novels.

“Far from being the dystopian nightmares that we are used to, Banks creates a kind of flawed paradise, a society truly worth fighting for — rather than a warning from the future, his books are a beckoning.”

You can read the Amazon synopsis for Consider Phlebas here:

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender.

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