‘Spoonbenders’ in the Works at Showtime From Greg Berlanti and ‘You’re the Worst’ Creator Stephen Falk

Project is based on Daryl Gregory’s 2017 book about a family with magic powers

Last Updated: September 19, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Showtime is developing an adaptation of Daryl Gregory’s novel “Spoonbenders” with Greg Berlanti and “You’re the Worst” creator Stephen Falk.

Falk will write and executive produce the series, which has a pilot production commitment from the pay-cable network. Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti’s longtime home, is the studio behind the project. Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will executive produce for Berlanti Productions.

Here is the logline for the project:

Based on the 2017 Daryl Gregory novel, “Spoonbenders” is a genre-busting saga about The Amazing Telemachus Family, a traveling family magic act — that happened to be made up of people with actual magic powers — and the tragedy that finds them 25 years later, forced to reunite when old debts, long-running grudges, the mob, and the CIA all come looking for them.

“Spoonbenders” marks the first series for Falk since “You’re the Worst” ended its five-season run on FXX earlier this year.

Earlier this week, Showtime handed out a pilot order to the coming-of-age survival drama “Yellowjackets,” with “Destroyer” helmer Karyn Kusama attached to direct. Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the project centers on a “wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness.”