I came across a couple of videos on You Tube today that feature author Nathan Hill on tour discussing his novel The Nix. As we know, it was announced last September that Meryl had signed on to portray one of the main characters, Faye. Not long after that we learned that John Logan would be the showrunner and that Meryl was going to make bank for each episode. Other than that, not much has been updated since.
So, my ears perked up a bit when Hill briefly discussed the potential limited series in two separate videos at events that both took place last month. Go to 51:23 in the first and 48:55 in the second.
We don't really learn a ton of new stuff, but since both of these events took place in May, it's good to know that he recently met with producers about the adaptation. He confirmed John Logan as the screenwriter, stated J.J. Abrams would be directing and that it would probably be a single season of about 10 episodes. They're just waiting to see which network is interested in picking it up. This seems HBO-ish to me, but could see it going to Netflix or Amazon too. I don't really care, as long as it gets made.
Despite The Papers probably wrapping by early August, Meryl won't have a ton of time before heading to Croatia to film Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! The Nix is a fairly sprawling tale which could potentially take a while time to shoot. That said, Meryl's role of Faye would not require she be in every episode, or at least not a lot of every episode. It might make sense for them to shoot this next spring and have it out by fall of next year to precede the midterm elections in the U.S. Looking forward to the possibility of seeing this story come to life.