Tomorrow Studios are reportedly developing a TV adaptation of Penny Reid‘s cult romance novel series The Winston Brothers. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (Physical, Snowpiercer) will executive produce for Tomorrow Studios, though the project has not found a home at any kind of streamer or network.
The series – which includes seven primary books, three novellas, and two spinoff series – follows the seven Winston siblings (six brothers and a sister) as they navigate complicated and bizarre romantic attachments in their small town of Green Valley, Tennessee, all while coping with the premature death of their mother and the illegal schemes of their biker gang leader father.
The books – which all have beard-related titles – were initially a spinoff of Reid’s Knitting In The City series. The Winston Brothers franchise has now eclipsed that series so strongly that Reid was able to launch Smartypants Romance, a publishing imprint that allows new authors to write books set in the same universe as her books.
Tomorrow Studios’ purchase of the rights involves a “multi-book deal,” according to Publishers’ Marketplace, meaning that the studio most likely has plans to give each brother their time to shine. How exactly such an expansive series will be adapted for TV is anyone’s guess, but there’s obviously a strong built-in audience here that will definitely appeal to broadcasters.
There’s no word on where the show might end up, although Adelstein and Clements’ existing relationship with Apple TV+ could give the streamer the upper hand if they’re interested.