Salma Hayek is planning an 8-hour Wicked miniseries

Interesting news about the musical sensation from somewhere over the rainbow. Wicked, the novel and hit musical, is not getting turned into a movie. Instead it's going to get its own miniseries from Salma Hayek.

Variety is reporting that ABC is interested in adapting the Oz prequel book Wicked into a full-fledged miniseries, and it's being produced by Salma Hayek's company Ventanarosa Producs. But, the studio is only interested in adapting the book version of the Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, not the Broadway musical. So, sadly, there won't probably be any singing, which is a shame.

The original book (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West) was penned by Gregory Maguire, and is now getting the screenplay treatment from Erik Jendreson of Band of Brothers. It's been so long since we had a nice long fantasy miniseries, and we've got our fingers crossed for some quality flying monkeys.