As Harry Chapin once sang, “The cat’s in the cradle” and it’s going to be an FX series. According to Entertainment Weekly, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is adapting Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Cat’s Cradle into a series for FX.
Published in 1963, the novel deals with the Cold War arms race, alternative religions, and technology. It remains one of Vonnegut’s most popular and praised works for its satiric take on mid-century American society.
Hawley is slated to write the pilot and produce. This will be the first time a Vonnegut novel has been adapted for television, but not the first time Hawley has attempted an adaptation.
The series Fargo is famously based off the Coen Brother’s 1996 feature film. It is currently in the midst of its second season.
What do you think? Have you read Cat’s Cradle? Would you like to see it as a TV series?