It looks like Playground Entertainment has set their sites on a new series, as Deadline reports they’ll bring the South Korean graphic novel Moms to life. Yeong-shin Ma‘s work is a story about three Korean women, who start to fight back against their loneliness where they risk their livelihoods for a more exciting life. It’s a story about the weight of expectation and being stuck in an unhealthy relationship.
The book has garnered some critical acclaim as it won the Harvey Award for Best International Book. Ma wrote and illustrated the story after asking his mother about her life and thoughts. It opened up the gateways to explore what kind of things his mother faced without him realizing it. So, he explored the ups and downs of living as a middle-aged woman in South Korea.
Playground Entertainment is currently developing a Starz drama titled Dangerous Liaisons and Peacock’s The Undeclared War. It is run by Colin Callender, who used to work at HBO Films and took his experience with him to this new production company. The book was acquired by Scott Huff and David Stern who are currently overseeing the project.