It looks like the mighty David Duchovny will be returning to Showtime, the former home of his hit show Californication. Duchovny is set to star in a new series based on his recent novel Truly Like Lightning. 

The synopsis sounds like the type of thing that Duchovny will excel at: 

In Truly Like Lightning, the unplugged, off-the-grid, almost biblical desert lives of former Hollywood stuntman, Bronson Powers (Duchovny) and his 3 wives and 10 children is upended when a ruthless real estate developer stumbles upon his thousands of acres in Joshua Tree and tries to force him off his land and return his family to the temptations and modernity of 21st century America.

The book is described as a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert.

Duchovny will write the adaptation alongside Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, the writers-directors behind the acclaimed. The Peanut Butter Falcon. The duo will also direct the potential series as well as producing alongside Duchovny.

The actor had this to say:

“I’m so excited to be heading back home to Showtime with the uniquely talented team of Schwartz and Nilson — it’s a collaboration I can’t wait to begin”.

This sounds like Movies In Focus‘ type of book – and series. Sign me up for both.

Funnily enough, I only found out about the novel of Truly Like Lightning two days ago. Timely. As well as being a an actor, director, producer and writer, Duchovny is a great singer/songwriter too. 

Source: Deadline