The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that The Last of the Mohicans project, originally in development at Paramount Television, has now landed a script order at WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service HBO Max.
Based on the historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the series will be a retelling of Cooper’s French and Indian War novel that re-centres the classic tale on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.
It was reported in April last year that the potential television series was in development at Paramount Television, with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Nicole Kassell attached to the project. The duo are still attached, with Cary Joji Fukunaga writing the series alongside Nicholas Osborne, and Nicole Kassell set to direct, who has earned acclaim recently for directing a few episodes of HBO series Watchmen.
Fukunaga, Osborne and Kassell are set to serve as executive producers alongside Anonymous Content’s Alex Goldstone, Bard Dorros and also Sugar23’s Michael Sugar.