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Tomorrow Studios, an ITV Studios partnership, has announced plans to adapt for television heralded novel 'I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness' written by Claire Vaye Watkins.

Emmy Award-winning director Stephanie Laing (Physical, Made for Love, Family Squares) reteams with Tomorrow Studios (Physical, Snowpiercer), and with acclaimed screenwriter and author Alissa Nutting (Made for Love, Teenage Euthanasia) for the television adaptation.

“We love working with Stephanie on Physical because of her incredible talent for showcasing complex stories of female empowerment in a way that resonates with a global audience...

"We’re excited to work with her and prolific writer Alissa to bring Claire’s powerful work to television, and we are proud to have a strong team of women spearheading this incredible project,” shared Tomorrow Studios CEO/Partner Marty Adelstein and President/Partner Becky Clements.

Released in October 2021 by Riverhead Books,' I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness', was hailed by Vanity Fair as “A beguiling, biting exploration of motherhood (and personhood) that weaves in rich biographical details and is set in the desert heat of her California and Nevada hometowns.” 

Individually and collaboratively, Laing and Nutting have a rich history of layered and nuanced storytelling in the space of women’s empowerment stories and women’s stories in general.

Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will executive produce the series through Tomorrow Studios, along with Stephanie Laing, Alissa Nutting and Claire Vaye Watkins. Alissa Bachner will co-executive produce.

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