Adapting films for TV doesn’t simply allow storytellers to work with a broader canvas - it also gives them the opportunity to fix plot points that may not have worked in the film version of the story, going into detail about plot points that were glossed over and giving underdeveloped characters the adequate amount of screen time the second time around. If test screenings are beneficial to the post-production process of a movie, having a finished film’s responses to work off of is an enormously helpful way to understand the potential benefits and pitfalls of turning a movie into a series.
Could we reach a point where all the studios get in on this action, and TV networks are flooded with film-to-series adaptations?
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