‘The Bear’ Creator is Cooking Up a New Thriller Series
Just like a well-seasoned brisket, FX’s The Bear simmered for a while before bursting onto the scene as a sleeper hit, captivating audiences with its nuanced and emotionally resonant storytelling, its unique blend of dark humour and complex characters, and its realistic portrayal of the restaurant industry. While we eagerly await another season of The Bear, series creator Christopher Storer is already cooking up a new show for FX, promising another dose of gripping storytelling.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Storer and FX have secured the rights to All the Other Mothers Hate Me, a debut novel by journalist Sarah Harman. This acquisition comes after a heated bidding war involving more than a dozen interested parties. Despite not yet hitting the shelves, Harman’s upcoming book has already garnered acclaim by winning the 2023 Lucy Cavendish Prize and becoming a sought-after title at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair.
Harman is a London-based journalist with more than a decade of experience reporting on significant news stories across the globe. Her novel (slated for release in 2025) is described as a satirical thriller, focusing on “an American woman who suspects her beloved son might have murdered a wealthy pupil at his West London private school,” according to the publisher’s description.
Storer, operating under his American Light & Fixture production company, will serve as the producer alongside Josh Senior and Cooper Wehde. While Harman is anticipated to be the one to script the TV adaptation, under Storer’s guidance.
FX’s choice to collaborate with Storer is clearly a wise one, given his impressive track record and creative prowess. He has established himself as a burgeoning talent at the network with his success on The Bear, which has earned widespread critical acclaim and secured an impressive 13 Emmy nominations, including recognition for Best Comedy Series, Best Writing for a Comedy Series, and multiple nominations for its exceptional cast. The second season of The Bear premiered back in June with record-breaking ratings on Hulu.
All the Other Mothers Hate Me is just one of the projects Christopher Storer is currently involved in. Prior to the disruptions caused by the writers’ and actors’ strikes, which left the entertainment industry searching for content to produce, Storer took on the role of directing The Winter of Frankie Machine, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s 2006 novel, under the banner of Paramount Pictures. Christopher Storer is under the representation of both WME and Kaplan/Perrone, with WME also serving as the representative for All the Other Mothers Hate Me.
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