Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ Will Soon Be a Showtime Series

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 18: Patti Smith inducts Lou Reed onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Showtime just announced that Patti Smith’s acclaimed memoir Just Kids will be adapted as a limited miniseries on the network. Playwright John Logan, known for his work on the channel’s Penny Dreadful, will assist. Per TV Line:

Just Kids is one of my favorite memoirs of all time,” David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement. “Not only is it a fascinating portrait of artists coming of age, but it’s also an inspiring story of friendship, love and endurance.” He continued: “A limited series on Showtime will allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation,” says Smith. “The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book.”

Little else is known about the series at the moment — reporters at the Television Critics Association upfronts, where networks present new and old shows to the media, only just tweeted the news. Smith, however, will follow-up Just Kids with this fall’s M Train.

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