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Last of the Mohicans TV series headed to HBO Max

Last of the Mohicans

Story by Jack Foley

A REBOOT of Last of the Mohicans by Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga and Nick Osborne is headed to HBO Max.

The new take is described as a re-telling of James Fenimore Cooper’s French and Indian War novel that focuses on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.

Nicole Kassell (of Watchmen fame) is on board to direct.

The latest version of Last of the Mohicans follows 1992’s feature starring Daniel Day-Lewis (pictured), which was a critical hit and box office success.

That was preceded by a 1971 BBC series and the 1920 feature film, which is considered a ‘culturally significant’ take by the Library of Congress and is part of the US National Film Registry.

Series co-creator Fukunaga is no stranger to TV or HBO, having broken out as the award-winning director on season one of HBO anthology True Detective. He is currently in post-production on forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die.

Osborne’s credits include Remember Me and All About Steve.

Kassell, meanwhile, has been garnering critical praise for directing Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama Watchmen after working with the showrunner on The Leftovers. Her other credits include TNT’s Claws, Westworld, Better Call Saul, Rectify, Castle Rock and American Crime.