CBS Adapting Koethi Zan’s Best-Seller “The Never List”


CBS has announced their plans to being the novel, “The Never List” to the small screen. The novel was written by Koethi Zan is an international best-seller about four kidnapped girls. Author-screenwriter A.M. Homes (The End of Alice, The L Word) will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama, which has received a script commitment from the network.

Zan will be supporting the project as a supervisor producer. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will serve as executive producers alongside Homes.

“The Never List” was published in July by Pamela Dorman Books (Penguin). It follows four kidnapped young women — three of whom are rescued. The book centers on Sarah Farber, who 10 years after the ordeal, is now a top trauma doctor at a prestigious New York City hospital in the TV version, living life on her own while continuing to unravel the mystery of the missing girl’s disappearance.

“These women have suffered through the absolute worst thing I can imagine and every one of them has demonstrated incredible strength in the wake of such trauma,” said Zan. “My own difficult life struggles paled in comparison. I was — and am — in awe of them. I wanted to create a character like that: a woman who was strong in the face of unfathomable horror, but who needed to confront her past to figure that out.”

There is no word on when we can expect the project to premiere or who is being looked at to star.

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