Zadie Smith Is Adapting Her New Novel for TV

But you should still read the book…

Since its debut last week, Zadie Smith’s newest novel Swing Time has become one of the most widely written about books of the year. The highly anticipated publication follows her previous literary successes On Beauty, White Teeth, and NW. While critics are raving about the novel Swing Time, Zadie Smith is already working on turning it into a TV series co-written with her husband Nick Laird.

According to Flavorwire, Smith and Laird will be working with the British production company Baby Cow in order to bring the story to life. Zadie Smith released a statement expressing her excitement:

“I am absolutely delighted at the prospect of working with Baby Cow on an adaptation of Swing Time. Their extraordinary track record in both drama and comedy I have always admired from afar and it’s a thrill for me to get the chance to collaborate with Steve Coogan and Christine Langan.”

Film is a new territory for the author, but if anyone could pull it off, it’s Smith. We have all the faith in her writing capabilities, and look forward to watching the show (after completing the novel of course)!

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