By Alison Willmore | Indiewire June 27, 2013 at 10:44AM
"The Last of the Mohicans" will be coming to TV, though likely without a historical romance cover-worthy Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX is developing an adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel as a miniseries, with Chris Crowe, co-writer of the 1992 Michael Mann film version, on board to pen the script alongside Kerry McCluggage ("Miami Vice") and Steve Beck.
Crowe and McCluggage will serve as executive producers on the project, while Beck will serve as a producer.
The project joins an already announced slate of mini- and exclusive series FX has in the works, one that includes a "Fargo" adaptation being executive produced by the Coen brothers; a look at the Plymouth Colony called "Mayflower"; a Sam Mendes EP'd terrorist attack drama set in a luxury hotel in Paris; an adaptation of the 2011 UK series "Mad Dogs"; and a bank robber drama written by Rob Siegel ("The Wrestler") and executive produced by Alexander Payne.