After becoming one of the best comedic actors working today, with incredible performances in films like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and even the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series, Simon Pegg has recently been focusing a bit more on behind-the-scenes endeavors, such as the recent announcement that he is developing a new series based on the Neil Gaiman novel, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.”
According to Pegg, who spoke at a recent event (via THR), the writer-actor is working with another scribe to help adapt “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” as a limited TV series. The novel tells the story of a middle-aged man that returns to his hometown for a funeral and finds himself drawn to a farm and past situations that he forgot long ago. Back in 2013, director Joe Wright was reportedly attached to helm a feature film based on the book.
Pegg wasn’t forthcoming with very many details, such as the other writer he’s developing the series with, but ‘Ocean’ isn’t the only project that the actor is currently in the process of bringing to the small screen. Previously, it was announced that he and “Shaun of the Dead” co-star Nick Frost were going to work together on a series titled “Truth Seekers” for Amazon.
In addition to that TV series, Pegg announced that he’s hoping to bring the novel “Technicolor Time Machine,” by author Harry Harrison, to life as, yet another, TV series. He’s also staying busy on the film front, as he was recently announced as one of the stars of an upcoming heist film “My Only Sunshine,” which will be directed by Mark Palansky.
Obviously, there’s no timetable for the new Gaiman series, nor any of the other projects. However, Neil Gaiman properties seem to be in high-demand, as “American Gods” continues to be a hit for Starz and Netflix is working on a massive series based on the comic book “Sandman,” which were made popular by the author.