The CBC’s love affair with The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis continues. On Tuesday, Jian Ghomeshi announced at the CBC Canada Reads launch party that CBC Television will adapt the book into a six-part miniseries.
The Best Laid Plans, which was self-published in 2007 and picked up by McClelland & Stewart after winning the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, was selected as one of CBC Books’ top five Canadian novels of the decade in 2010, and won CBC Canada Reads in 2011.
Peter Moss, who has previously adapted work by Mordecai Richler and Timothy Findley, will direct and produce the series. In a blog post, Fallis writes that he will work with Moss and the creative team as a story consultant, “not so that I can jealously protect my work, but really just to indulge my curiosity about the whole process of adapting a novel to television.” He adds that the project will likely be ready for broadcast in about 18 months. No word yet on casting, but this could be a great way to thank his Canada Reads defender, Ali Velshi.