The networks and streaming services seem to have a real thing for turning best-selling books into TV series with three new projects announced today.
First up, NBC is developing a TV series based on Jeremy Blachman and Cameron Stracher’s legal education satirical novel “The Curve: A Novel” which was published in June. Jake Rake (“The Mysteries of Laura”) is penning the script and will serve as executive producer alongside Blachman.
The story follows an attorney who decides to leave his white shoe law firm and give back by teaching. He soon finds his idealism challenged when he signs on to work at the worst academic institution in the country, Brooklyn’s Manhattan Law School, which is a haven of for-profit academia.
Next comes word that Chloe Benjamin’s upcoming novel “The Immortalists,” which won’t be published until early 2018, is being turned into a cable series.
The family love story spans five decades and centers on four siblings who, as children, visit a fortune teller who predicts the day each will die. Subsequently, they find their lives spiraling and intertwining in dramatic ways.
Finally, Hulu is developing “Queen of Shadows” – an epic fantasy adventure TV series based on Sarah J. Maas’ best-selling “Throne of Glass” book series. Kira Snyder (“The 100”) will write the adaptation with Anna Foerster (“Underworld: Blood Wars”) set to direct the potential pilot episode.
The story follows Celaena Sardothien, a complicated female assassin with a mysterious past who only wants her freedom. Now beholden to an increasingly tyrannous king, Celaena will become a reluctant hero against the multitudes of forces that threaten to destroy her world.