Larry Kramer Developing ‘The Normal Heart’ Sequel

The Normal Heart scribe Larry Kramer has confirmed he is in the process of writing a sequel to the acclaimed AIDS drama.

The TV adaptation of Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play was praised by critics after its debut earlier this year, and following the film’s success, Kramer has revealed he is penning a follow-up to the story, which centers on the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s.

Kramer tells Variety, “(Network) HBO commissioned the sequel, which I’m now in the process of writing… It starts around the end of The Normal Heart in 1984.”

Kramer, who loosely based the play on his own life, has high hopes for Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts to reprise their Emmy-nominated roles, and divulged that the sequel will have a much bigger role for Jim Parsons than the first installment.

Director Ryan Murphy is also expected to return at the helm.

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