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Sag Harbor - Series Adaptation From Laurence Fishburne In Development At HBO Max

Colson Whitehead’s novel Sag Harbor is getting the small screen treatment.

Boat Rocker Studios has put in development Pulitzer Prize-winner Whitehead’s novel Sag Harbor as a television series at HBO Max. Daniel “Koa” Beaty is attached to write the pilot. Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (grown-ish, black-ish) is on board to executive produce.

Set in 1985, Sag Harbor tells the story of Benji Cooper, one of the few Black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. Every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own.