David Milch Will Adapt Faulkner for HBO

al swearengen 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.