“Wondrous Strange” popular YA book series to get TV treatment

“Wondrous Strange” popular YA book series to get TV treatment

PanARMENIAN.Net - Canadian indie producer Shaftesbury has optioned the TV rights to Lesley Livingston’s YA trilogy Wondrous Strange, with an eye to developing a genre series, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The Toronto-based producer optioned for the small screen the supernatural book series about the adventures of a young woman who discovers she is the long-lost heir to the Faerie realm.

“By putting a refreshingly darker spin on classic fairy lore, Wondrous Strange offers an entirely new fantasy world that has never been seen before, with empowering, believable characters who speak directly to the young female demographic," Maggie Murphy, head of L.A.-based Shaftesbury U.S., said Monday in a statement.

The three-book series includes Wondrous Strange, released in 2009, Darklight, in 2010, and Tempestuous, in 2011.

Shaftesbury's youth-themed programming credits include The CW acquiring Backpackers from Smokebomb Entertainment, a division of Shaftesbury, and The Listener, a sci-fi series that aired briefly on NBC.

 Top stories
“Each of these artists has achieved international and regional renown,” remarked museum coordinator Carol Tikijian.
Known for his gritty voice, Cocker began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of Sheffield in the 1960s before hitting the big time.
They’ll kick off the tour April 6 in Los Angeles before heading to Europe, where the trek resumes April 10 in London.
Over the weekend, System of a Down returned to the stage to perform at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas event in Inglewood.
Partner news