Showtime Picks Up ‘Just Kids’ Based on Patti Smith’s Life

Showtime Picks Up Just Kids Based on Patti Smith's Life

Showtime just announced they’ve picked up Just Kids, a limited series focusing on the life of Patti Smith. According to the official announcement, Smith will be actively involved in the series based on her memoir. Smith will be co-writing the series with Penny Dreadful creator John Logan, and she’ll be an executive producer.

Showtime didn’t announce when we can expect to see Just Kids or who else will be involved in the limited series based on the life of writer/artist/musician Smith. Smith emerged in the 1970s as a force to be reckoned with and in 2007 was inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame. Her memoir, Just Kids, is a bestselling award winner that’s been translated into 40 languages. Over the course of her career Smith’s recorded 12 albums including Horses, Easter, Dream of Life, and Twelve.

About the Book, Courtesy of HarperCollins:

In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the ChelseaHotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work—from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.

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