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).
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.