A television adaptation of the popular 1988 Tom Hanks comedy film Big, about a kid who literally grows up overnight, is currently in the works. The series is being developed for Fox with a script written and executive produced by collaborators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, who previously worked on the network’s critically acclaimed military comedy Enlisted. According to THR, the half-hour series is about “what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid, and how in today’s world those two things are more confusing than ever.”
Biegel is also known as producer and co-creator of the groundbreaking sitcom Cougar Town. The résumés of Biegel and Royce are filled with cutting-edge projects that demonstrate how they are good at thinking outside the box, a necessary trait for anyone involved in what shapes up as a truly offbeat show.
There’s no word on who will star in the TV version of Big, but given Tom Hanks’ memorable Oscar-nominated performance in the film, it won’t be an easy part to cast.