IP Picks🔎: A Perfect Ryan Murphy Tale, 4000 Puppies
➕ Colonial Britain magicians; a potential spy franchise; 'Euphoria'-meets-'Rashomon' drama
Welcome to The Optionist! As you many of you saw, we’ve added a second (free!) edition of The Optionist to the regular rotation. (And thanks also to CNN’s Reliable Sources for the shout-out.) It comes out at the beginning of the week, and explores the intersection of intellectual property and Hollywood more generally. Our Friday newsletter is still focused on optionable material, exclusively for paid subscribers.
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Now, on to this week's picks. Take a minute to grab a tissue before you read this heartwarming story about the rescue of 4,000 beagles from a puppy mill in Virginia. It’ll definitely choke you up. We’ve also got:
An alt-history fantasy set in the 1830s that imagines magic as the fuel of the British empire
A drama about the friendship between two of the most famous New Yorkers of the 1960s
A social media thriller with a unique #MeToo twist that asks, “How do you know if you’re a good person?”
And in our Second Chances section, a Bourne-like spy novel that could be a franchise