Abi Morgan’s Little House Movie Moves to Paramount

Hope for us fans of pioneer girls and also The Hour! Variety reports that Abi Morgan’s Little House on the Prairie adaptation, originally in development at Sony, is now in the works at Paramount Pictures. Now, this is apparently based on the show not the book, but . . . it will be interesting to see what that means in practice. I’d like to see what Morgan would do with the later books, actually – The Long Winter through These Happy Golden Years would make for an interesting miniseries about the founding of a community and Morgan would do a good job with all the interpersonal politics and cultural shifts – but, alas, that’s not what’s actually happening. Still! I am eager to see who they cast, if they get to that point. (How about Maggie Elizabeth Jones?)