Critical Content To Adapt and Produce Ursula K. Le Guin's Award Winning Novel THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS | The Fan Carpet

Critical Content To Adapt and Produce Ursula K. Le Guin’s Award Winning Novel THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS


11 May 2017

Scripted Television Show Based on Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Science Fiction Novel

Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus and Ray Ricord will executive produce with Le Guin serving as a consulting producer.

A ground-breaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary’s mission to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants have a complex and androgynous sexuality.

Critical Content has optioned the television rights to produce and adapt a scripted limited series based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s award winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. Tom Forman, Andrew Marcus and Ray Ricord will executive produce with Le Guin serving as a consulting producer.

A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary’s mission to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants have a complex and androgynous sexuality. His goal is to facilitate Winter’s inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture and sexuality that he encounters.

Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction. It was published in 1969 and in 1970 won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel.

Critical Content’s scripted division has generated television series such as Young & Hungry (Freeform), Start Up (Crackle) and Limitless (CBS).

About Critical Content
Critical Content is a leading global independent content studio. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content currently has more than 60 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Series include Tia Mowry at Home (Cooking Channel), StartUp (Crackle), The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey (CBS), Catfish (MTV), Joyride (Esquire), Little Weddings (Lifetime), Welcome Back Potter (HGTV), Limitless (CBS), Home Free (FOX), The Woodsmen (History), Pretty.Strong. (Oxygen), Boonies (Nat Geo), The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) and Car Matchmaker (Esquire).

Critical Content has 12 of the world’s most innovative producers in exclusive overall deals, each uniquely positioned to develop original projects while benefiting from the scale and expertise of the Critical Content studio.

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