NBC has given a script commitment to a series adaptation of “Serendipity,” TheWrap has learned.
Inspired by the 2001 romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, the project centers on Harry and Claire, who “fall in love one fateful night, are separated by circumstance and then spend years trying to find one another again … with a little help from the universe,” according to a release from the network.
Written and executive produced by Jonny Umansky, the project hails from Miramax Television.
“I’ve been madly in love with this movie for more than half my life,” Umansky said in a statement. “Never has the world needed a show like Serendipity more, and the love stories we have in store are big, bold and filled to the brim with whimsy and wonder.”
Umansky’s previous credits include Nickelodeon’s “Legends of the Hidden Temple” movie from 2016 and the crime drama “Conway” set up at NBC last season with Vin Diesel producing.
“We are privileged to be working alongside Jonny, who has invented a relentlessly optimistic romantic comedy cinematic universe,” said Caitlin Foito of Miramax. “His creative take and adaptation of Serendipity will be a sure-fire win for everyone involved in this unique project.”
The original film, set during the holiday season, was written by Marc Klein and directed by Peter Chelsom. It went on to gross $77.5 million at the worldwide box office.