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Shaun Tan's 'Tales from Outer Suburbia' is set for a TV adaptation

Shaun Tan's 'Tales from Outer Suburbia' is set for a TV adaptation

Shaun Tan’s illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia is being adapted into an animated series.

Tan and producer Sophie Byrne will develop the series with Flying Bark Productions.

Tales from Outer Suburbia has been translated in 28 territories’ across the world and follows 13-year-old Klara and her younger brother Pim as they begin to witness strange and miraculous things in Australian suburbia, such as seeing a water buffalo in a deserted plot, to finding a hidden garden within their own home.

Tan and Byrne have previously collaborated on a short film adaptation of Shaun’s illustrated book The Lost Thing which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

In regards to the adaptation, Tan said: ‘With Tales from Outer Suburbia, we hope to awaken that fantastic realisation that fiction and reality are never very far from one another and that there is really no such thing as a normal life.’

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