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Jonathan Ames Adapting “World’s End” for Showtime


Showtime is partnering with “Bored to Death” writer Jonathan Ames to adapt to Icelandic dramedy, “Heimsendir (World’s End).”

The series centers on a high school English teacher, struggling with life, love and his disaffected students, who spins out of control and winds up committed to a mental institution, where, ironically, he finally feels normal and becomes the leader of an inmate revolt.

The series will be adapted into a half-hour time slot rather than a full hour like the original. Ames will pen the script and executive produce alongside Electus chairman Ben Silverman and Bored to Death EP/manager Stephanie Davis.

The original series aired nine episodes in 2011, receiving four Edda Award (Iceland’s version of the Emmys) nominations, including for TV show of the year.

There is no word on when the Showtime version will begin production or who the studio is eyeing to star in the series.

You can watch the Icelandic trailer below:

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