Showtime Orders ‘The Wood’ Pilot Based on The 1999 Movie

Showtime announced the TV adaptation of the 1999 romantic comedy The Wood is in the works at their virtual Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation.

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The Wood starred Omar Epps as “Mike”, Taye Diggs as “Roland,” and Richard T. Jones as “Slim.”

The movie followed three Black men born and raised in the gentrifying suburb of Inglewood as they reflect on their lifelong friendship through the decades. It is an honest look at men trying to navigate love and your Black card will be revoked if you didn’t already watch it.


The TV adaptation is described as:

“An honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black males born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood, fondly referred to by locals as the City Of Champions. The trio’s struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty force them to question if they are growing apart … or closer together.

Richard Famiyua who directed and co-created the film, will be directing the pilot. Although it is not confirmed if the original cast will be making an appearance in the TV series we know the project will acknowledge the characters of the film while highlighting a group of “young Black men and women trying to navigate life, love, and likes on the ’Gram.” 

There’s no tentative release date but we’re sitting at the edge of our seats waiting for The Wood to make its debut on the small screen on Showtime.