The CW Developing ‘Little Women’ With a Dark Twist

By April Lara | 1 year ago
The CW Developing ‘Little Women’ With a Dark Twist

A dark “Little Women?” Now, that’s interesting! The CW is planning to develop a dark version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, “Little Women.”

The novel “Little Women” was released in 1868 and the The CW is looking for new ideas for their television lineup and this is what came to mine. This marks them stepping out of the trending comic book adaptations and stepping in classic novel adaptations but adding a twist to it.


“Little Women” is about the lives of four sisters during their childhood to womanhood. The mid-19th century novel is loosely based on the author’s life worth her three sisters. Alcott’s book was a huge success and is classified as one of the classics. In fact, almost everyone knows the story of these four sisters namely Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy.

The TV adaptation for “Little Women” will be written by Alexis Jolly and it is said that the series will be the opposite of the store wherein the sisters will be half-sisters instead living in Philadelphia who all came together to uncover a mystery but at the same time trying to keep the peace between each other while they go through with their mission.

Michael Weatherly (“NCIS”) will be the executive producer of the upcoming CW series.

This is not the first time that “Little Women” will be adapted into film or TV series because in 1994, the novel had its first movie adaptation featuring Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Bale. Also, ABC planned to adapt the novel into series as well starring Natascha McElhone but it didn’t push through.

The cast line-up for “Little Women” is yet to be announced as well as its season premiere. So stay tuned in here to get the latest news on this upcoming CW series.

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