CAMDEN — The beautiful and poignant novel Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, is now being made into a television series, courtesy of HBO. Freelance filmmakers were in downtown Camden today, May 14, getting establishing shots for the series, according to some of the assembled crew members, who were standing on the corner of Chestnut and Elm streets. They were filming the crosswalk, and the normal mid-spring, mid-week, moderately-chilly Camden bustle.
Olive Kitteridge tells the story of characters in a small Maine town, with all their wisdom and ignorance, coldness and kindness. Read it and you will read about ourselves.
Author Elizabeth Strout, who lives in the Portland area, won a Pulitzer for the 2008 novel.
HBO is planning a four-part series based on the book, with Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins leading the cast.
The series is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Frances McDormand and Jane Anderson.