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TV Adaptation of Nick Cave’s Novel “The Death of Bunny Munro” to Star Matt Smith

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Bunny Munro TV Adaptation

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Nick Cave’s second novel, “The Death of Bunny Munro,” is being transformed into a television series. The limited series will feature Matt Smith, known for his roles in “House of the Dragon,” “Doctor Who,” and “The Crown.” Smith, who is not only starring but also producing, will portray Bunny Munro, a sexually addicted door-to-door salesman. The plot centers around Munro’s hedonistic journey with his young son following his wife’s suicide. Isabella Eklöf is set to direct the series and will executive produce alongside Cave.

Nick Cave expressed his excitement about the adaptation in a statement to THR, stating, “I’m ecstatic that Sky and Clerkenwell Films are animating the wildly sinful story of Bunny, and I can’t imagine anyone better than Matt Smith for the role.”

Matt Smith, in his statement, described the novel as “a profound journey through love, sorrow, and turmoil, at its core a poignant and complex tale of a father and son navigating through loss and change.”


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Pete Jackson, the writer behind “Somewhere Boy,” is tasked with adapting the novel for the screen. Production is scheduled to begin in the upcoming spring.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bunny Munro TV Adaptation

What is “The Death of Bunny Munro” about?

“The Death of Bunny Munro” is a novel by Nick Cave, which is being adapted into a TV series. It follows the story of Bunny Munro, a door-to-door salesman with a sex addiction, who goes on a road trip with his 9-year-old son while grappling with his wife’s suicide.

Who is starring in the TV adaptation of “The Death of Bunny Munro”?

Matt Smith, known for his roles in “House of the Dragon,” “Doctor Who,” and “The Crown,” will star in the lead role of Bunny Munro in the TV adaptation.

Who is involved in producing the TV adaptation?

Matt Smith will not only star in the adaptation but also serve as a producer. The series will be directed by Isabella Eklöf and executive produced by Nick Cave.

What did Matt Smith say about the novel?

Matt Smith described “The Death of Bunny Munro” as a brilliant exploration of love, grief, and chaos, emphasizing its deep and tender story about a father and son dealing with loss and change.

When is the TV adaptation of “The Death of Bunny Munro” expected to begin filming?

Filming for the TV adaptation is scheduled to start in the upcoming spring.

More about Bunny Munro TV Adaptation

  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Nick Cave Official Website
  • Matt Smith IMDb Profile
  • Sky Network
  • Clerkenwell Films
  • House of the Dragon Official Page
  • Doctor Who Official Page
  • The Crown Netflix Page
  • Isabella Eklöf IMDb Profile
  • Somewhere Boy IMDb Page

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SeriesAddict247 November 28, 2023 - 8:13 pm

Not sure how they’ll adapt such a complex book into a series… it’s a lot to cover in just a few episodes. Hope they do it justice.

CaveLover83 November 29, 2023 - 2:46 am

Finally! been waiting for more of Nick Cave’s work to hit the screen. his books are just so vivid and raw. This is gonna be epic.

JennyFilmFan November 29, 2023 - 6:21 am

wow, didn’t expect Matt Smith to take on a role like this, seems pretty intense and dark for him? but he’s a great actor, so he’ll probably nail it!

ReadNWatch November 29, 2023 - 9:59 am

Matt Smith and Nick Cave, what an unexpected combo! Can’t wait to see how this turns out, definitely adding it to my must-watch list.

TVGuru92 November 29, 2023 - 10:46 am

Isabella Eklöf as the director, that’s an interesting choice. Her style is quite unique, curious to see how she interprets Cave’s work.


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