Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP, New York, 1987-1993 will be adapted into a narrative television series, Deadline reports.

The series will be produced by Andrew Haigh, the writer and director of critically acclaimed films such as Weekend, 45 Years, and Lean on Pete. Haigh will write and direct the series pilot. Concordia Studio and Killer Films will also produce.

Let the Record Show tells the story of the first six years of ACT UP, the AIDS activism organization whose early members included playwright Larry Kramer. The group was known for its headline-grabbing protests at institutions like Wall Street, the Food and Drug Administration, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

In a starred review, a critic for Kirkus called Schulman’s book “vital, democratic truth-telling.”

“Sarah’s book is a deeply moving account of how we can make change happen, a passionate testament to those men and women who came together during the darkest of times to fight for a better world,” Haigh told Deadline. “Projects like this come along so rarely, and I could not be happier to be working alongside Sarah Schulman, Concordia Studio and Killer Films.”

Schulman said she was “thrilled” to be working with “this experienced, committed team.”

“Andrew and I share the lens of looking at large, complex landscapes through relationships and feeling,” she said. “This is a dream come true.”

Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.