Australian author Maria Lewis’ werewolf-themed young adult novel “Who’s Afraid,” the first in a several book series, has been optioned with plans to turn it into a TV series.
Announced this weekend at Supanova Expo, transmedia production company Hoodlum Entertainment (“Secrets & Lies,” “SLiDE,” “Vikings,” “Spooks”) picked up the rights to produce the urban fantasy drama with Screen Queensland also involved in a potential global series.
The story follows Tommi Grayson, a blue-haired Scottish young woman who decides to track down her estranged father in a remote corner of New Zealand following her mother’s death. There she discovers the truth of her heritage – which is a lot more than merely human.
A Polynesian actress is being sought for the lead role with Lewis citing Keisha Castle-Hughes as her personal favorite choice. The second book in Lewis’ series, “Who’s Afraid Too,” was published earlier this year.
Source: Alex Adsett Publishing