Anyone: Charles Soule’s new book heading to TV with Downton Abbey producer

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Soule’s second novel will be published next month…

Charles Soule’s sophomore book, Anyone, hasn’t even come out yet, but a TV series based on the story is already in development!

Carnival Films, the company behind Downton Abbey, has grabbed the rights to Soule’s upcoming novel, and he will be an executive producer on the TV series. The first book from the author, The Oracle Year, was published by Harper Perennial and arrived last year. The New York Journal of Books described the critically acclaimed writer of Daredevil and She-Hulk‘s debut novel as “volatile and unpredictable.”

Anyone “focuses on a brilliant female scientist who when searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch and creates a technology that allows for the transfer of human consciousness between bodies. Over two decades later, the technology transforms society, from entertainment and travel to warfare, wreaking havoc across the world” and interweaving the present-day story of discovery and development of the technology is the tale of “one woman’s crusade to put an end to the darkness it has brought to society.”

Anyone is a story about having, losing and seeking identity and connection,” said Soule. “I think its themes will resonate strongly in today’s world, and I am thrilled and proud to be working with Carnival to bring the novel to television. They struck me as terrific partners from the first conversation, and I have no doubt we’ll make something amazing together.”

Carnival Films boss Nigel Marchant added “Charles has created a rich and thought-provoking world of infinite possibility and explored it with the greatest of humanity. We thoroughly look forward to working with him to bring this magnificent novel to screen.”