TV return for Little House On The Prairie

Little House On The Prairie is making a return to television as a six-hour mini-series.

Little House On The Prairie is making a return to television as a six-hour mini-series.

The project will reportedly be a more faithful adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic tales of growing up on the American frontier than the long-running television drama which focused more on the father figure, who was played by Michael Landon.

If the mini-series performs well it is likely to from the basis for a new series based on Wilder’s nine books, according to producer Ed Friendly, who owns the book rights and who produced the pilot for the original series but left because of creative differences.

“I walked away because it became too much of a Michael Landon vehicle,” he told Daily Variety.

“I don’t mean to knock Michael; he had his own vision, but my vision was that Laura was the star. I am proud of the series but now I’d like to go back and do it the way Laura Ingalls Wilder would have wanted.”

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