Q&A: Kenneth Lonergan on adapting 'Howards End'

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Q&A: Kenneth Lonergan on adapting 'Howards End'
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Kenneth Lonergan arrives at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lonergan wrote the four-part miniseries, "Howards End," based on E.M. Forster's classic novel, premiering Sunday on Starz. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming four-part miniseries “Howards End” isn’t Kenneth Lonergan’s first foray into television. That would be the animated Nickelodeon kids show “Doug.”

Before Lonergan was one of the most acclaimed playwrights and filmmakers of his generation, he wrote a pair of 1993 episodes for “Doug.” But no offense to “Doug,” ”Howards End” is Lonergan’s most substantial small-screen effort yet. Lonergan wrote the four-hour series, the first episode of which Starz will premiere Sunday.

In an interview, Lonergan says he may now vacillate between writing plays, films and TV. He recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.