Cary Joji Fukunaga’s ‘Last of the Mohicans’ TV Series Set at HBO Max

Forthcoming streaming service has given script order to Paramount Television-produced project

Last Updated: January 8, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s “Last of the Mohicans” TV series has found a home at WarnerMedia’s HBO Max.

The Paramount Television-produced project — which is written by Emmy winner Fukunaga and Nick Osbourne, with “Watchmen’s” Nicole Kassell on board to direct — has been handed a script order from the forthcoming streaming service, a spokesperson for HBO Max tells TheWrap.

The project, which went into development at Paramount last April, is a retelling of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel about the French and Indian War that re-centers the classic tale on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.

Fukunaga’s Parliament of Owls will produce the series along with Paramount and Anonymous Content.

“The clash of civilizations during the Seven Years War, which frames the story of ‘Last of the Mohicans’ has been a long-time passion of mine,” Fukunaga said when the project was first put into development. “It was a world war before the term even existed. The opportunity to recreate the story’s strong-willed and free-thinking characters, with talents including Nick Osborne and Nicole Kassell, is incredibly exciting to me. Together with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, we have the chance to revive the forgotten ancestors that define American identity today.”

“The Last of the Mohicans” has been made several times for both television and film. There have been nine film adaptations, beginning with the 1911 film starring James Cruze, and most recently the 1992 version starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Past TV adaptions included 1957’s “Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans” and most recently 2004’s Italian animated series “The Last of the Mohicans.”

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that the “Last of the Mohicans” TV series had landed at HBO Max.