HBO to Make ‘Goon Squad’ Show

egan 1 HBO to Make Goon Squad ShowHBO plans to turn Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer-prize winning book A Visit From the Goon Squad into a television series.

Ms. Egan joins Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Sloane Crosley and Malcolm Gladwell as an author with a series in the works, but since the book is essentially comprised of interlocking short stories, it’s a somewhat unconventional choice for the network.

Here’s the Deadline post that broke the news, and offered the requisite reference to the PowerPoint chapter, and here’s a 2008 Felix Gillette piece about HBO’s eclectic deals.

Article continues below
More from Politics
A member of the New York Police Department (NYPD)stands in front of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue to provide security to US President-elect Donald Trump on November 10, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NYPD Commissioner Warns Trump Tower Security Costing City More Than $150K Per Day