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The incredible Patti Smith memoir Just Kids is being turned in to a Showtime mini seres

If you’ve read Patti Smith‘s groundbreaking, heartbreaking memoir Just Kids, you’ll know it’s one of the best pieces of literature to come out of rock music since, well, ever. Focused mainly around her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the memoir covers Smith’s early life living in New York and is instilled with memories of early punk and the back end of the sixties.

Just Kids series announce

The memoir, released in 2010, has won a National Book Award and there have been whispers of a screen adaption since 2011. Now, as The Hollywood Reporter reports, there will be a limited series adaption in the near future, co-written and produced by Smith, alongside John Logan, creator of the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

Speaking about the series, Smith has said: “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,” she said. “The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book.”  

Yep. Pretty excited.

Smith also recently announced a sequel to Just Kids called M Train, to be released in October.