Bonus Material: Rose’s Reincarnationist Reinvented for TV as Past Life

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Book and graphic novel adaptations, such as Julie and Julia and Watchmen, have been having a bonanza at the box office this year (well, save for Time Traveler’s Wife). You would think that this would naturally translate to more television interest in books, as well. Looking into the near-future, one of the most anticipated titles headed for the small screen in the US in the near-term is Past Life, which was “inspired by” M.J. Rose’s 2007 novel The Reincarnationist. Scheduled to air on Fox starting in March and filmed largely in Baltimore, the show features a pair of “past-life detectives who investigate whether what is happening to you today is the result of who you were before.” Naturally, one is a true-believer in reincarnation, while the other is a skeptic. For a preview, check out the trailer above and tell us what you think.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.