Aaron Tveit to Star in TV Adaptation of Sci-Fi Classic Earth Abides | Playbill

Film & TV News Aaron Tveit to Star in TV Adaptation of Sci-Fi Classic Earth Abides

The adaptation of George R. Stewart’s novel comes from MGM+ Studios.

Aaron Tveit Heather Gershonowitz

Tony winner Aaron Tveit has joined the company of MGM+'s upcoming series Earth Abides.

Based on George R. Stewart's classic science fiction novel of the same name, Earth Abides will be written by showrunner Todd Komarnicki (Sully), under the guidance of executive producers Kearie Peak and Lighthouse Productions’ Michael Phillips and Juliana Maio. Earth Abides will debut on MGM+ in late 2024.

In addition to Tveit, the series will also star Alexander Ludwig, Jessica Frances Dukes, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Elyse Levesque, Luisa D’Oliveira, Birkett Turton, Hilary McCormack, and Jenna Berman.

The series is based on the novel by George R. Stewart, which is published by Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Set on Earth after a plague all but wipes out the human race, a small collective of shattered survivors struggle to stave off extinction.

Additional writers will include Karen Janszen, Tony Spiridakis, Evan Hart, and Kyle Stephen. Bronwen Hughes is set to direct the pilot and episode two. Rachel Leiterman will direct episodes three and four, and Stephen Campanelli will direct episodes five and six.

Earth Abides is distributed worldwide by Amazon MGM Studios Distribution.

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