Ralph Ellison’s classic novel, Invisible Man is coming to the small screen! According to Variety, Hulu has started development on a series adaptation of the classic 1952 novel.
The streaming network, who according to ComScore serves more than 17 percent of wi-fi households in the US, acquired series rights for what the literary community deems, a milestone in American literature, earlier this year. The rights came as the result of a deal with the Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust. The executor of Ellison’s literary archives, Scholar John Callahan, will executive produce the series. Although the series currently has no screenwriters, directors or actors attached to it, we are thoroughly excited about the possibility.
Here are a few cliff notes on the classic novel;
Invisible Man is the story of a young, college-educated black man struggling to survive and succeed in a racially divided society that refuses to see him as a human being. Set in the U.S. during the pre-Civil Rights era when segregation laws barred black Americans from enjoying the same basic human rights as their white counterparts, the novel opens in the South (Greenwood, South Carolina), although the majority of the action takes place in the North (Harlem, New York).
We. Can’t. Wait.