David Milch Will Adapt Faulkner for HBO

Cheers to that.

HBO is starting to look like the official sponsor of your local bookstore, and now even more so: David Milch, the man behind Deadwood and NYPD Blue, has scored a deal that will allow him to bring the work of William Faulkner to television. As one might recall from an excellent profile in The New Yorker from a few years back, Mr. Milch knows his Southern literature… and if David Milch manages to have even one character mutter a Swearengen-esque “cocksucker” in a Faulknerian setting we will applaud him forever.