Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy (Little Brown, August), about the devastating effect of opioid use in America, has been optioned by Fox 21 Television and the Littlefield Company. (Deadline Hollywood)

Quark Films and Producer Josephine Rose have optioned Nine Lives by Ursula K. Le Guin (1968, Playboy Magazine), a science fiction story about cloning. (Deadline Hollywood)

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry (Pamela Dorman Books, 2017), about a young London lawyer and a murder, has been optioned by Big Talk Productions and Mr. Mudd for development as a TV series. (Deadline Hollywood)

TNT has optioned The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr (Random House, 1997), the sequel to The Alienist for the next installment of their series “The Alienist.” (Entertainment Weekly)