Jeffrey Eugenides' novel, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, was previously in development at HBO in 2009. Paramount Television Studios has acquired the rights to the book with no streaming services or network attached. According to Variety, "the story follows Calliope 'Cal' Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family as they travel from their tiny village to Prohibition-era Detroit, eventually witnessing the race riots of 1967 before moving out to suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Over the course of the story, Cal discovers that he is intersex, tracing his transformation to a genetic condition that runs through the family." David Manson will write the series with Sam Taylor Johnson onboard to direct.