Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are coming to the small screen in a new drama from ABC. THR reports that the network is developing Finn & Sawyer, a contemporary take on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The show is the brainchild of Jason Richman and David Zabel (Detroit 1-8-7 and ER).
Finn & Sawyer is described as "an adventure-themed reinvention that revolves around the two famed literary characters who re-meet as young men in their 20s and form an investigative firm in a bustling and steampunk New Orleans." Richman and Zabel are set to write and executive produce the project from ABC Studios and Temple Hill Entertainment.
Mark Twain first published the novel in 1884, and has had numerous TV and film adaptations over the years. ABC adapted the the book into a TV movie in 1975 featuring Happy Days duo Ron Howard and Donny Most. Drew Barrymore starred in another TV movie from ABC in 1985.
I love the concept of seeing these characters in their 20's in a steampunk-styled environment. I am looking forward to seeing what ABC puts together for the sets on this one. Does this sounds like a show you would like to watch?