HBO Adaptation of The Burgess Boys

Oscar winner Robert Redford has signed a two-year, first-look television deal with HBO. The first project put into development under the pact is The Burgess Boys, a miniseries based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout.
Nellie Andreeva, Deadline

HBO’s Olive Kitteridge wins six Emmy Awards

In addition to being named as the best limited series or movie, the series’s director Lisa Cholodenko, lead actress Frances McDormand and supporting actor Bill Murray, all walked away with awards.

Congratulations to Frances McDormand and the other Emmy winners on HBO’s Olive Kitteridge! So well deserved. Very, very happy for them all!

HBO: Interview With Elizabeth Strout

"I had to just let her be Olive." Behind the scenes and stories, on the making of Olive Kitteridge.

HBO: What inspired you to write ‘Olive Kitteridge’?

Elizabeth Strout: I wrote the first ‘Olive’ story many years ago — 15 or 16 years ago, I believe. It was the story where she steals her daughter-in-law’s shoe....
— HBO: Interview With Elizabeth Strout

NYT: Frances McDormand, True to Herself in HBO’s ‘Olive Kitteridge’

McDormand's Olive is beautiful and has taken on a life of her own.

She gave her Olive a recurring quirk that Ms. Strout’s version didn’t have and that caught the writer by surprise when she watched a scene in which Olive ambled reluctantly to her son’s wedding.
— Frank Bruni, A Star Who Has No Time for Vanity: Frances McDormand, True to Herself in HBO’s ‘Olive Kitteridge’