Patti Smith’s 2010 memoir Just Kids is being turned into a Showtime limited series. Showtime president David Nevins announced the news Tuesday during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, noting that Smith will co-write and co-produce the series with Penny Dreadful creator John Logan
“A limited series on Showtime will allow us to explore the characters more deeply, enabling us to develop stories beyond the book and allow a measure of unorthodox presentation,” Smith says. “The medium of a television limited series offers narrative freedom and a chance to expand upon the themes of the book.”
Just Kids focuses on Smith’s relationship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe during the late Sixties and early Seventies, and also includes stories of her encounters with pop culture figures including Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.