From Paris With Love and Taken director Pierre Morel has signed on to direct the pilot for Lifetime’s television adaptation of The Clan of the Cave Bear, EW has confirmed.
The show, based on Jean M. Auel’s children’s series by the same name, takes place over 25,000 years ago and focuses on the blond-haired, blue-eyed Ayla (Millie Brady) who gets adopted by a band of cave dwellers. Ayla must fight against the bigotry of Broud (Johnny Ward), who will take over as Clan leader. Hal Ozsan stars as the Clan’s current leader.
Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Allison Shearmur and Linda Woolverton will excecutive produce the pilot written by Francie Calfo and Jean M. Auel.
Morel has helmed two other U.S. pilots—NBC’s The Night Shift and ABC’s Zero Hour—which both received series orders.