Martin Katz (A Dangerous Method), Karen Wookey (Our House), Shannon Masters (Empire of Dirt), and Prospero Pictures will executive produce the upcoming limited series adaptation of the novel by Michelle Good titled Five Little Indians, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The novel tells the story of five survivors of Canada’s Indigenous residential school system after years of forced assimilation and abuse.
In a statement, Good examined the importance of storytelling when it gives a voice to the voiceless, “This story must be told in every way we can and with such insight into genocide. I am confident that Prospero Pictures will create a beautiful rendition of the joy, the love and the horror of this story,” via The Hollywood Reporter. News of the development of this limited series comes following the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s unmarked graves were found in Kamloops, British Columbia. They were students forced to attend Canada’s largest residential school.
In her own statement, Masters shared her own experience with the book, “Michelle Good’s beautiful novel pulled me in and held me close until the last word. [It was] so stunning. I dove straight back in to read it again. It’s an incredible honor to work with Michelle to transition this book to the screen,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
Wookey’s credits include both films and television, including Intervention Canada, Vegas Rat Rods, and Ice Road Trucker. No name, network, or cast have been attached to the series.