Global content studio Pulse Films has acquired the rights to author Lizzy Goodman’s book Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011.
The studio will adapt the best-seller into a 4 x 60-minute music documentary.
Goodman’s book (pictured) tells the story of how bands such as The Strokes (pictured), LCD Soundsystem, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol redefined New York and shaped a generation following the events of 9/11. The book also explores how youth culture transformed New York.
Pulse’s series will look at how society has changed since the early 2000′s, combining first-hand testimony, rare archive and music from the musicians of that era.
Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern will direct the series, while Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski, Sam Bridger, Brian Levy along with author Lizzy Goodman will serve as executive producers.
“Meet Me in the Bathroom is a brilliant property that we are thrilled to be bringing to life in this ambitious way,” said Thomas Benski, CEO of Pulse Films, in a statement. “With the market clearly gravitating towards landmark non-fiction docu-series, we feel Lizzy’s brilliant book, combined with Will & Dylan’s cinematic vision, will create a series that global audiences will cherish.”
Pulse Films’ previous music films, documentaries and TV programs include the BAFTA-nominated 20,000 Days on Earth and One More Time with Feeling with Nick Cave, Take That’s Look Back, Don’t Stare, Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes, The Possibilities Are Endless and Beyoncé’s Peabody Award-winning and Emmy nominated Lemonade film.