BBC and Playground developing The Last of the Mohicans series

According to Variety, the BBC is teaming with Playground, the company behind Wolf Hall, The Spanish Princess and Howards End, for an ongoing series adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, which includes the 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans.

The five Leatherstocking Tales novels take place between 1740 and 1804 and chronicle the lives of the Native Americans and white pioneers on the New York State frontier, revolving primarily around the character of Nathaniel ‘Natty’ Bumppo, a.k.a. Hawkeye.

The series is being written by BAFTA winner Ed McCardie (Shameless), who is working with Joely Proudfit of Native Media Strategies and a team of Native American consultants to ensure authenticity.

These are some of the most thrilling adventure stories ever written, set in one of the most breathtaking landscapes one could imagine,” said McCardie. “And with its themes of the relationship of man to nature; the manner in which different races,

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