Many people would squirm at the very thought of an American Monkey King, while some might welcome it as a creative idea. But no matter what people think, Journey to the West is set to be made into an American TV series.

Titled Badlands, the series will be produced by AMC and will hit the small screen next year or in early 2016. According to AMC, actors-directors Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu will join the production team to give shape to the TV series based on one of the “Four Great Classical Novels” of Chinese literature.

Doordarshan to launch book-based show ‘Kitaabnama’ anchored by Namita Gokhale

Doordarshan is launching a weekly book show called “Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond” to address literary issues through dialogue and conversation.

Conceived by writer and literary activist Namita Gokhale, who is also the co-director of Jaipur Literature Festival and Mountain Echoes, Bhutan, the show will feature books, readings and encounters with writers from the spheres of Hindi, English, and various Indian languages, as well as guest appearances from international names and voices.