The bestselling book is now finding its way to the small screen as the Los Angeles Media Fund is developing an adaptation of the novel, the heatwritten by Andrew de Jong. according to LimitTV series developed by Gabriel Bessette Smithwho produced The last hours of Laura K, Nominated for a BAFTA TV Craft Award for Digital Creativity as well as Best Visual Experience at SXSW. He has also produced and directed many short films in the past such as smokingAnd the last nightAnd the Thrush, It won the Vimeo Award for Best Feature Film.
the heat It will be based on the novel by DeYoung who wrote earlier Exo . project which won him the Minnesota Book Award. The book was published by Turner Publishing in March of this year.
Story of the the heat It centers around Jacob Young, who becomes trapped inside an office complex after a toxic gas leak. He and two survivors band together until they discover something amazing about the company they worked for. The project will come together under the Los Angeles Media Fund, which has brought audiences to films like ShirleyAnd the bye bye manAnd the the space between us.
The development of the show is still in its early stages. It is still unknown how closely the series will follow the book, but with a story from a talented writer paired with Bisset-Smith’s visual imagination, the heat It’s already shaping up to be an exciting series for fans.
Here is the book summary:
Jacob Elliott doesn’t want a temporary job in the mailroom at Delphi Enterprises, but after two years after graduating college from an unpaid internship and living in his parents’ basement, he needs work. Then, on his first day, the unimaginable happened: Poisonous gas descended at a meeting at Delphi’s outer amphitheater, killing all the regular employees and leaving Jacob stranded inside the vast office complex. Frustrating classics, pioneer now writing online personality tests; Swati, a fitness trainer trying to escape a toxic relationship; and Dominic, the business school student who will do almost anything to get ahead. Stranded in the wreckage of the company that hired them, temporary employees band together to create a microcosm that is part spring break and part office culture until a shocking discovery disrupts their self-made survivor’s paradise and prompts them to uncover the truth about the mysterious company that employed them and the apocalypse that ended their world. A surprising and profound homage to the absurdities and paranoia of modern life, The Temps is an epic exploration of human survival and connection in the digital age.
No release date the heat is set.