'The Prince of Tides' Television Series Adaptation In Reportedly In The Works For Apple

'The Prince of Tides' Television Series Adaptation In Reportedly In The Works For Apple

The project is still in the very early stages of development and Tate Taylor is said to be developing a small-screen adaptation.

The Prince of Tides as many may remember is the iconic 1991 romantic drama film based on Pat Conroy's 1986 novel of the same name. It stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte as Dr. Susan Lowenstein and Tom Wingo. 

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There have been talks now about adapting the story to a TV series for Apple. As per Deadline, the project is believed to be in the very early stages of development. But Tate Taylor (The Help) is said to be developing a small-screen adaptation. Taylor has previously been a part of Apple's Mrs. American Pie, starring Kristen Wiig and Allison Janney. Sony Pictures Television is the studio. John Norris along with Taylor under their Wyolah Entertainment banner, with Craig Anderson and Sharon Hall are set to executively produce the show, as per Variety.


The Prince of Tides follows the story of Tom, a troubled football coach, who goes to New York to seek the help of psychiatrist Susan to cure his twin sister Savannah, after her latest suicide attempt. He soon finds himself drawn into Susan's world and falls in love with her despite both of them already being married. We see Tom struggle to overcome the psychological damage inflicted by his dysfunctional childhood in South Carolina as Susan tries to help him through it. In this process, they have an unforgettable affair as they fall in love with each other, bonding over their troubled pasts.


The film was directed by Barbra Streisand with a screenplay by Conroy and Becky Johnston. The film did well commercially at the time of its release. It was nominated in various categories for the Academy Awards among others and Nolte even won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. 


At the time of Conroy's death in 2016, Streisand conveyed her condolences by stating, “First, I fell in love with Pat Conroy’s book, The Prince of Tides, and then I fell in love with him. He was generous and kind, humble and loving…such a joy to work with. I was so honored that he entrusted his beautiful book to me.” She went on to say, “Pat’s natural language was poetry…he wrote sentences that are like an incantation. He observed every nuance of human behavior and dug deep down to the truth…presenting it in all its glorious and stubborn complexity. I am so sad today. I lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a great writer.”


So far, Apple has not commented on the progress of the show and it is believed a script is being completed. 

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