Paramount TV Adapting Memoir With ‘Nurse Jackie’ Cocreator

Paramount Television is adapting Caitlin Doughty’s memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory with Anonymous Content.

The series is being led by Nurse Jackie cocreator Evan Dunsky, who will serve as writer and showrunner. Anonymous Content’s Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Rosalie Swedlin and Alex Goldstone will serve as executive producers, and Doughty will serve as a consulting producer.

The New York Times best-selling memoir takes a behind-the-scenes look at Doughty, a twenty-something mortician with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre who takes a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work.

“Caitlin is one of the most original literary voices of our day, and we take great pride in collaborating with her to create a show that explores her unique perspective on death with the same humorous and engaging style that defines her memoir,” said Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV.