The producers of Broadway’s insanely successful (and oh-so-good) musical Hamilton have decided to turn a YA novel from Neil Gaiman into a TV series — a novel which was optioned by Dreamworks Animation as a movie way back in 2007, and then essentially disappeared.
Seriously, the last news we heard on the Interworld movie was back in February 2008. Then… silence. Until today, when Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez claim the TV rights.
The Wrap summarises the novel thusly:
The story follows teenage dimension-walker Joey Harker and his quest to battle and save all people — in all possible dimensions. Everyone in the Interworld is a version of Joey, some only a little different, while others are different genders, different ages and even different species. What makes them all special is that they have the ability to “walk,” or travel from dimension to dimension.
Hilariously, Gaiman and his co-writer Michael Reaves actually intended Interworld for a Hollywood project initially, way back in 1996, and Hollywood flatly said no. They published it as a novel in 2007, leading to Dreamworks Animation snagging the rights, leading to right now. Fun!
We will continue to bring you all Interworld news as it happens, with the next update presumably coming in 2025 or so.