Salman Rushdie has always had a particular talent for putting vivid images in the minds of his readers, but he’s switching gears and embarking on an exciting new venture in television, a media in which he sees great potential.
“It’s like the best of both worlds,” said the novelist in an interview with the Observer. “You can work in movie style productions, but have proper control.”
The creativity and quality of shows like Mad Men and The Sopranos influenced the author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses to embark on creating a “paranoid science fiction series” called The Next People for Showtime, and he plans to do most of the writing for as well as being the executive producer of the series.
The idea to enter the realm of television was suggested by his American agents as offering more flexibility and creativity than other forms of media:
“They said to me that what I should really think about is a TV series, because what has happened in America is that the quality – or the writing quality – of movies has gone down the plughole.”
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