Her Body and Other Parties, a bestselling short story collection by Latinx queer author Carmen Maria Machado, is being developed into a TV show.
FX, the network behind Pose and American Horror Story, is slated to tackle the anthology. As Deadline reports, the series, Her Body, will explore women’s fears and desires within the landscape of horror “…as a feminist Black Mirror with fairy tale themes.”
The announcement follows the book’s incredible success: Her Body and Other Parties was listed as one of the “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century” by The New York Times. It also took home the prize for Best Work of Lesbian Fiction at this year’s Lambda Literary Awards.
I can *finally* say something! HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES is officially in development over at @FXNetworks. FX has made some of my favorite shows in the past few years (Atlanta, The Americans) & I'm ridiculously excited to see what comes next. https://t.co/12smhw8xdP
— Carnage "The Hatchet" Machado (@carmenmmachado) October 15, 2018
The show adaptation is already in development, with Gina Welsh (who worked on FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan) on board to write and executive produce.
“FX has made some of my favorite shows in the past few years (Atlanta, The Americans) & I’m ridiculously excited to see what comes next,” Machado said in a tweet about the news. We can’t wait to see how this turns out.