According to reports by Deadline, FilmNation has sold the rights to the romantic television drama after Libaire’s sophomore novel of the same, which the author will also co-executive produce.
IDK why, but this is how I envision Jamie and Elise
This marks Like Crazy director Drake Doremus’s first time spearheading a television effort with White Fur. In addition, Glen Basner, Brenda Vogel, and Ben Browning are attached to executive produce the series.
A year in the making, the series will recount two unforsaken lovers, Elise and Jamie, who, divided by New York’s social class, become tragically joined together by their shared magnetism. A coincidental yet rousing story akin to Shakespeare‘s Romeo & Juliet, Libaire’s gripping purview of race, status, and the fray that threatens their union make White Fur a knockout of a read.
“Working with FilmNation and with Drake Doremus has been such a powerfully creative experience, and finding a home at Amazon is a dream,” Libaire remarks. “Everyone involved is interested in incubating an intelligently subversive love story, and I’m just thrilled to develop White Fur with this team.”
Libaire is an accomplished novelist and author of the 2004 novel Here Kitty Kitty, and a featured contributor for Phyllis Dooney‘s creative nonfiction montage, Gravity Is Stronger Here, which received an honorable mention for the 2016 Dorothea Lange – Paul Taylor Prize.
An alum of Skidmore College (1997), Libaire also went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan (because course she did…*swoons*). Dammit, I have some catching up to do.
As of late, no further casting developments or premiere dates have been announced.