Herman Melville Novella ‘Benito Cereno’ Headed For Space As Sci-Fi Series From Steven Katz & Topic Studios

Topic Studios is developing a scripted TV series based on Benito Cereno, the 1855 Herman Melville novella about the fictionalized revolt of a Spanish slave ship. The series, which will be adapted to take place in deep space, is created by The Knick scr…

Topic Studios is developing a scripted TV series based on Benito Cereno, the 1855 Herman Melville novella about the fictionalized revolt of a Spanish slave ship. The series, which will be adapted to take place in deep space, is created by The Knick scribe/co-executive producer Steven Katz, who will write and executive produced project. Topic Studios will also executive produce alongside Manage-ment's Dan Halsted and Corinne Hayoun. Inspired by the novella — considered one…