Monday, December 3, 2018

National Geographic Orders Drama 'Barkskins' Based on Bestselling Novel

National Geographic has today given a series order to the original drama series Barkskins based on the 2016 bestselling novel of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx. The first season will produce 10 episodes and debut in 2019.

Spanning over 300 years, the drama chronicles the deforestation of the New World from the arrival of Europeans into the contemporary era of global warming through the stories of two immigrants to New France, René Sel and Charles Duquet, who work as wood-cutters - barkskins - and of their descendants.

Elwood Reid (The Bridge, The Chi) developed the drama and will serve as showrunner. He will executive produce with Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch. Fox 21 Television Studios and Scott Rudin Productions will produce.