|Gorilla and the Bird|
|Based on||Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love|
by Zack McDermott
|Written by||Bryan Sipe|
|Directed by||Jean-Marc Vallée|
|Country of origin||United States|
Gorilla and the Bird is an upcoming American drama television miniseries based on the memoir of the same name by Zack McDermott. The limited series ordered by HBO was announced on December 10, 2018. The series is to be directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
"The limited series follows Zack, a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York who suffers a sudden psychotic break that takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, resulting in his arrest and commitment to Bellevue. As he fights to regain his sanity, Zack (the Gorilla) turns to the only person who didn't give up on him — his mother, (the Bird)."