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Fabrik Working on Oliver Sacks-Inspired Drama


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Bosch producer Fabrik Entertainment is working with Andy Serkis’s The Imaginarium on a serialized drama inspired by the neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks.

Sacks dedicated his life to studying the strangest and most mind-boggling brain disorders in the world. In the series, his experiences will provide an entry point to explore the deeply personal and sometimes contentious relationships between doctors and patients.

Red Arrow Studios, which has a joint initiative with The Imaginarium to develop high-end scripted TV drama for the international market, brought Fabrik and The Imaginarium together on this collaboration.

“Oliver Sacks radically shifted the public’s stigma towards mental illness with his extensive research and written works on his patient’s perplexing brain disorders,” said Fabrik’s CEO, Henrik Bastin. “Along with our partners at The Imaginarium, Fabrik President Melissa Aouate and I aim to create a drama series that explores the furthest reaches of the human mind inspired by Oliver’s life’s work as well as two of his most influential books.”

“Andy Serkis and I are very excited to be working with Fabrik to bring the extraordinary case histories and legacy of the unique and brilliant Oliver Sacks to the screen,” commented The Imaginarium’s co-founder Jonathan Cavendish. “Our ambition is to create a television series as innovative, unusual and charismatic as Oliver Sacks was in life.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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