Mitch Albom’s bestselling novel “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” has been green-lit for a TV production.
Fox Broadcasting Company has ordered a script-to-series development order and have asked Albom himself to act as writer and executive producer. A movie adaptation of the novel was produced in 2004, and was successful thanks to its loyalty to the novel’s plot and characters, and it has been noted that the series will also be true to the book.
The new series will explore each of the novel’s character’s unique journeys within this world and the afterlife. Using heaven as a place where life is explained to you, by five people you had an affect on, the interlinked storylines and characters explore themes of hope, love, redemption, and human connection.
No date has yet been released for the series premiere.