Cary Fukunaga’s Bringing A LAST OF THE MOHICANS Series To HBO Max

In which Fukunaga sets up a post-BOND project.

Here's an interesting bit of news, via The Hollywood Reporter: HBO Max is getting a Last of The Mohicans series, co-scripted and executive produced by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective season one, the forthcoming No Time to Die) and directed by Nicole Kassell (whose excellent directorial work you [hopefully] recently saw on HBO's Watchmen).

Here's how they're describing it:

"The new take is described as a retelling of the author's French and Indian War novel that focuses on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel."

This isn't the first time James Fenimore Cooper's novel has been adapted for screens - it was also a 1920 film, a 1971 British miniseries, and an outstanding 1992 Michael Mann film (with, I should add, an absolute banger of a soundtrack) - and it certainly won't be the last, but it's hard not to be excited about this combination of talent, and it's interesting to see Fukunaga sliding back into television immediately after working on a big-ass James Bond movie. 

HBO Max will launch this May with an ever-increasing roster of exciting original programming. It's currently unclear when we might actually see Last of The Mohicans - it's probably a ways off! - but we're chalking it up as yet another reason to sign up for this particular streaming service (compared to, say, Quibi, which we still suspect may be an elaborate practical joke being played by Jeffrey Katzenberg). 

Stay tuned for more on this one as further updates roll in, gang. And do go rewatch Mann's Last of The Mohicans while you wait. It's great.