‘The Truman Show’ TV Series? Paramount Eying Jim Carrey Feature for Development
We’ve near dedicated our lives to tracking the many movies finding new life as TV series, and the latest might prove the most metafictional example yet. Among its many future TV offerings, Paramount is reportedly eying development of a TV adaptation of Jim Carrey‘s 1998 dramatic piece ‘The Truman Show,’ the reality implications of which already have us going cross-eyed.
From Deadline, there isn’t very much to go on beyond talk of “re-imagining” the reality TV satire, adding to a slate that includes a crime drama derived from Joe Carnahan’s ‘Narc,’ as well as the proposed ‘Terminator‘ TV series and an adaptation of ‘Ghost‘ from filmmakers Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Still, we have to imagine that a potential ‘Truman Show’ TV series would follow an adult Truman more slowly discovering his reality, as opposed to an actual real-time exploration of the character.
For those unfamiliar with the original film, ‘The Truman Show’ starred the likes of Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris, ‘The Americans‘ Noah Emmerich, and featured supporting turns from Paul Giamatti and ‘The Simpsons” Harry Shearer. In it, unwitting worldwide reality star Truman Burbank (Carrey) slowly discovers the staged nature of his entire life, before embarking on a quest to escape the cameras.
We could potentially see ‘The Truman Show’ working in a TV capacity, but what do you think? Could a TV series capture the same satire as the film? Could any of the original cast get involved? Watch the trailer below, and give us your thoughts on a ‘Truman Show’ show in the comments!