Jean M. Auel’s classic novels The Clan of the Cave Bear are set to be adapted for the small screen.
Moviemaker Ron Howard is executive producing a mini-series based on the bestsellers and Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton has penned the pilot episode, which is set to debut on Lifetime next year.
Auel’s six-book series, which has sold over 60 million copies globally, is set more than 25,000 years ago, when Neanderthals shared the planet with the first early modern humans.
The plot revolves around a young Cro-Magnon girl’s life after she’s orphaned and left homeless by an earthquake, and found on the brink of death by a member of an enemy tribe.
The books inspired a 1986 movie, starring Daryl Hannah.