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Television's quest to make a modern-day adaptation of everything in the public domain continues apace with a new update of "Wuthering Heights" being developed at NBC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Everwood" creator Greg Berlanti (whose recent USA miniseries "Political Animals" ended last month) is working on a contemporization of Emily Brontë's 1847 novel about the ill-fated love between Catherine Earnshaw and the brooding Heathcliff. The hourlong drama, which will be written by Tom Donaghy ("The Whole Truth"), is called "Napa" and is set in California wine country, a slightly more welcoming environment than the moorland of the original. Berlanti and Donaghy will executive produce the potential series. "Wuthering Heights" has been adapted to the big screen many times -- "Fish Tank" filmmaker Andrea Arnold's 2011 version, which for the first time casts a black actor,...

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