Showtime announced today that Smith would be adapting the National Book Award-winning tale of their fortuitous meeting as starving artists in 1960s New York City and their following three decades together as friends, lovers and creative partners, into a limited series.
Smith will be a showrunner on the series and is co-writing the script with Penny Dreadful creator John Logan. From the sounds of it, the series will stray slightly from the book.
In a statement Smith said, "A limited series on Showtime will allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation. The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book."
Meanwhile, the prolific Smith has another memoir, M Train, due in October.