Patti Smith’s “Just Kids” Memoir to be Turned into Showtime Series


Truth stranger than fiction department…

By Blurt Staff

As great as Patti Smith’s 2010 National Book Award Winner recipient Just Kids was, nobody ever imagined it might one day wind up on the screen. This despite its obvious visual qualities. Now, as the Hollywood Reporter reports, the memoir is indeed headed to the viewing milieu.

The limited series on Showtime is to be produced by Penny Dreadful‘s John Logan, “who will team with Smith to adapt her New York Times best-selling memoir as a limited series… co-written and produced by Smith and produced with Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions banner. An episode count has not yet been determined.”

Smith said in a statement, “A limited series on Showtime will allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation. The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book.”

Added David Nevins of Showtime, “Just Kids is one of my favorite memoirs of all time. Not only is it a fascinating portrait of artists coming of age, but it’s also an inspiring story of friendship, love and endurance. I’m so thrilled that Patti Smith will bring her unique voice to writing the scripts along with the gifted John Logan, who has been doing such a phenomenal job with Penny Dreadful for us.”

Well, all right then! Go HERE to read our original review of the book.

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