Gail Berman Bringing The Immortalists to TV


LOS ANGELES: The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley are planning to bring Chloe Benjamin’s novel The Immortalists, which hasn’t even been published yet, to TV as a cable drama.

Benjamin’s first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was long-listed for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The forthcoming The Immortalists is set to be published by Putnam/Penguin Random House in early 2018.

The Immortalists is a family love story spanning five decades, centering on four siblings who, as children, visit a fortune teller who predicts the day each will die. Subsequently, they find their lives spiraling and intertwining in dramatic ways, probing the line between destiny and choice, faith and magical thinking, reality and illusion, present and past, this world and the next.

Berman commented, “In The Immortalists, Chloe has crafted a rich and deeply engrossing portrait of the bond between siblings caught in an extraordinary situation that forces them to test the limits of destiny. This tremendous story will translate brilliantly into a captivating, larger-than-life television series.” 

“I’m delighted and honored to be working with The Jackal Group in bringing The Immortalists to life on screen,” added Benjamin. “As a writer, there is no better feeling than knowing your characters are in such expert, passionate and creative hands.”

The Jackal Group, founded by Berman, is a co-venture with the Fox Networks Group.