Jacob Elordi for WWII prisoner drama

Euphoria star signs onto The Narrow Road to the Deep North, currently in development.

Euphoria star, Australian Jacob Elordi, has signed on to an upcoming limited series The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

The series is to be produced by Sony Pictures Television-owned Curio Pictures founded by Jo Porter.

Porter optioned the work based on Richard Flanagan’s novel of the same name, when she helmed scripted content at Fremantle.

Elordi will play the series’ main character, Dorrigo Evans, described as “an army surgeon whose short but forbidden affair with Amy, the young wife of his uncle, sustains and haunts him through his darkest days as the reluctant leader of men held prisoner in a Thai-Burmese camp during WWII.”

The five-part series is being developed by Porter and Rachel Gardner, who also serves as creative director. Justin Kurzel will also direct and executive produce. A broadcaster is yet to be announced.

“It is thrilling to have Jacob Elordi join us on this project,” Porter said. “The character of Dorrigo Evans requires a multi-layered actor who can bring strength, sensitivity and charisma to the role – qualities Jacob has in spades. Together with the creative powerhouses of Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant, there couldn’t be a more exciting team to bring this important novel to life.”

“It is great for Shaun and I to be collaborating with a talented actor like Jacob. The Narrow Road to the Deep North needs a powerful leading presence, and it feels like this young actor and this extraordinary book have met each other at the right time,” Kurzel added.

Flanagan is attached to executive produce as well as writer Shaun Grant.

Source: Variety

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