‘Gods in Alabama’ TV Series in the Works at Amazon (Exclusive)

Amazon is heading to Alabama.

The streamer is developing a television adaptation of Joshilyn Jackson’s novel, Gods in Alabama.

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The book, first published in 2015, revolves around a young lawyer who promised God that she’d never return home to Alabama but is forced to go back to the South to defend a high school classmate accused of a murder she knows something about. In returning home, she’ll confront a simmering stew of family conflict, a hometown that hates her for defending the alleged killer of a local hero and all of the ghosts of her past.

Amazon describes the potential series, which is in development at the streamer, as a “soapy, legal thriller that is steeped in deep Southern charm.”

Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard, the writing duo whose credits include CBS’ True Lies and Bull, created the series and will serve as showrunners and exec producers.

Amazon’s former head of series development Marc Resteghini will also exec produce the potential series as he remains in business with the streamer with a producing deal. Resteghini, who spent eight years at Amazon and developed series including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jack Ryan, Patriot, The Summer I Turned Pretty and The Terminal List, departed in October 2022 following a restructuring at the streamer.

Jackson is an accomplished author whose novels also include The Almost Sisters, Mother May I and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, among others. She retains the rights to Gods in Alabama and will be credited as a co-executive producer on the potential series adaptation.

Price and Millard are repped by Innovative and Jackaway Austen. Restighini is repped by Jackaway Austen as well.

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