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FX Plans Mohicans Limited Series

Despite the promise of the title, it appears we haven’t seen the last of The Last of the Mohicans.

The Hollywood Reporter has word that FX is developing a limited series based on James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel. Titled Mohicans, the series comes from Last of the Mohicans screenwriter Chris Crowe, who returns to pen the script. He’s joined by Kerry McCluggage as co-developer and executive producer, with Steve Beck on board as a producer as well.

Set during the French and Indian War of the 1700s, Mohicans features a fantastic roster of characters, if the novel and film adaptation are any indication. Don’t expect to see Daniel Day-Lewis again as Hawkeye (or any other character, for that matter), but if there is any justice in the world, Wes Studi will be brought back for a cameo, if not a full-on reprise of the fierce warrior Magua.

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  • PB210

    Despite the promise of the title, it appears we haven’t seen the last of The Last of the Mohicans.

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    James Fenimore Cooper wrote sequels and prequels:

    in chronological order, the books are:

    The Deerslayer: The First Warpath
    — 5th published

    The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757
    — 2nd published and most famous

    The Pathfinder: The Inland Sea
    — 4th published

    The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale
    — 1st published (hence the long subtitle)

    The Prairie: A Tale — 3rd published

    The thing which ties the five books into a series is the recurring archetypal character of Natty Bumppo, the Long Rifle, who also goes by the names of Deerslayer, Hawkeye,Pathfinder, Leatherstocking and The Trapper. In that order. (They’re called The Leatherstocking Tales because he was known as Leatherstocking in The Pioneers, the first book.)