FNL’s Jason Katims Adapting About a Boy for TV

Still of Hugh Grant in About a Boy Photo: Universal Studios

Jason Katims, of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood fame, has set his sights on adapting another movie for television: 2002's About a Boy, which starred Hugh Grant as a womanizing loner who meets a sad-sack tween and his depressed single mom. (Like FNL, the movie is itself based on a book.) According to Deadline, Katims has sold the half-hour comedy to NBC. We'd be completely skeptical about this working at all, but look at the man's track record: He's two-for-two for turning movies with seemingly bounded stories into naturalistic shows populated by well-articulated characters who cover a shocking amount of emotional territory.