HBO Developing ‘A Visit From the Goon Squad’ for Series

Pay channel will adapt Jennifer Egan’s novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize this week, into a half-hour series

HBO has acquired the rights to Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad” for development as a half-hour TV series, the cable outlet confirms to TheWrap.

The book, which won the Pulitzer for fiction this week, revolves around musLic executive Bennie Salazar and his circle of friends and associates as they find their lives wandering into unexpected directions. The book was described as “an inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in the digital age” by the Pulitzer organization when it won the award.

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The series will be co-executive produced by Michael London and Jocelyn Hayes Simpson of Groundswell Productions (“Milk,” “The Informant”). Egan will have a consulting position on the project.

News of HBO’s acquisition of “A Visit From the Goon Squad” was first reported by