US TV Network NBC has greenlighted The Slap, an eight-episode limited based on the award winning 2011 ABC TV Australian series.
Brothers & Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz has written the US adaptation, which is being produced by Universal Television and Australia’s Matchbox Pictures, which produced the original. Playwright/screenwriter Baitz and Matchbox’s Tony Ayres will executive produce with Universal TV-based Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald as well as Ted Gold.
The Australian series, an adaptation of the 2008 best-selling novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, examines what happens when a man slaps a child (unrelated to him) at a suburban barbecue. Subsequent episodes focus on the different viewpoints of those who attended the barbecue. The original, which also had a limited 8-episode run, starred Jonathan LaPaglia, Melissa George and Alex Dimitriadis Sophie Okonedo.
Source - Deadline Hollywood