Marissa Jo Cerar is taking Charmaine Wilkerson’s upcoming debut novel, “Black Cake,” to Hulu. Following “a heated bidding war” with other streamers, Hulu has ordered an adaptation of the book to series, Deadline reports. Cerar will pen the project and serve as showrunner. Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Kapital Entertainment are producing.
Set to be published in February, “Black Cake” is a decades-spanning family drama-murder mystery. “In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder,” per its synopsis. “Fifty years later in California, Eleanor Bennett, a widow
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