Looks like you won’t be seeing any prehistoric humans on Lifetime anytime soon. Deadline reports the network has passed on the pilot for a TV adaptation of Jean M. Auel’s book, The Clan of the Cave Bear.
Published in 1980, the novel is the first in a series about the lives of Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon humans.
Apparently, Lifetime was looking to develop the series into a four-hour mini-series while the pilot’s producers wanted a full cable series order.
The pilot was produced by a team that includes author Auel, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer.
What do you think? Have you read The Clan of the Cave Bear? Would you like to see a TV series adaptation or a mini-series?