Hulu has announced that it has ordered a series adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin’s novel “Saint X.” The series is described as a psychological drama told from multiple timelines and perspectives. The film focuses on the mysterious death of a young woman during an idyllic Caribbean vacation and how it creates a traumatic ripple effect, eventually pulling her surviving sister into a dangerous search for truth.
Hulu has ordered an eight-episode series for the series. Leila Gerstein will write and executive produce the adaptation. Gerstein previously worked on Hulu shows “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Looking for Alaska.” Dee Rees will direct and executive produce the series. Rees received an Oscar nomination for his work on the screenplay of “Mudbound,” which he also directed.
Schaitkin, Stephen Williams, Anonymous Content and DreamCrew Entertainment will also executive produce. ABC Signature will serve as the studio. Hulu has had great success adapting novels to TV series in the past. Perhaps most famously, the only series based on the novel by writer Margaret Atwood to win an Emmy for best drama series to date. The Handmaid’s Tale” was the production.
In addition to “Looking for Alaska” based on the John Green novel, there are also TV shows such as “Little Fires Everywhere”, “Shrill”, “Normal People” and “Nine Perfect Strangers”. Hulu also recently commissioned the comedy series “Reboot,” which chronicles Steve Levitan’s efforts to reboot a beloved sitcom since the early 2000s. Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville are directing the cast, along with Judy Greer.