Countless film adaptations have graced the big screen since Austen's fountain pen was put to paper many centuries ago, and they are again being reimagined, this time in their entirety for the small screen, and with a modern spin, by The CW entitled Modern Austen.
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaires! If you raised your hand then get ready to get excited because another series has been picked up Warner Brothers TV, that is going to be produced by the same team that brought us TVD. The executive producer team is Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schetcher, and David Madden. They’re currently looking for a writer for the series, which is based on the trilogy by LJ Smith, The Forbidden Games.
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LJ Smith, is also the author of The Vampire Diaries series. The Forbidden Games, was written back in 1994 and it has a jumanji aspect to it, considering it’s about a young girl named Jenny Thornton, who buys a game and when her and her friends begin to put the pieces together they learn that the game is real. Total jumanji vibes! The rooms are pieced together based on their nightmares and despite the warning, “Entering the Shadowworld can be deadly. So enter at your own risk”, they enter the game anyway and now they have to run from Julian, the man that sold the game to Jenny, and he makes them confront their fears or be stuck in their own priviate hell. What Julian really wants is Jenny, and he will stop at nothing to get her, considering he’s been stalking her for years. Jenny is the prize and now she has to baragin for her body and her soul.
Sounds cool right?! And that’s just the first book! There are two more books in the series! It’s going to make for great TV, especially since LJ Smith laid out the foundation for TVD and it’s the same showrunners. Fingers crossed they find a great writer to bring this amazing series to life!
In the meantime, you can read the triology by clicking here.
You can also binge The Vamprie Diaires on Netflix right here.
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The well known creator of the Archie Comic TV universe, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is creating two new shows for HBO Max. HBO Max is an upcoming streaming service for Warner media that will stream a mix of old and new programming. Two of the new programming, which Sacasa is tied too is, The Shelly Society, and The Brides. With these two shows Sacasa is diving into the gothic horror genre.
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The Shelly Society is a mix of gothic horror and teen romance, with a young Mary Shelly, that Sacasa created with his fellow Riverdale writers, James DeWillie and Tessa Leigh Williams.
Meanwhile The Brides takes a new spin on the Brides of Dracula. It is a contemporary, sexy new look for the Dracula Brides which will be a family drama with a trio of diverse female leads. These two shows are the first two projects to come out of the overall deal Sacasa signed with Warner Bros. TV.
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With Sacasa’s Netflix hit, The Chilling of Adventures of Sabrina, under his belt, he can do no wrong when it comes to horror. He also wrote and co wrote the remake of Carrie and The Town that Dreaded Sundown. Sacasa even wrote two of the best selling horror series for Archie Comics, Afterlife with Archie and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Therefore Sacasa is the best guy for the job to pen these two new horror series.
In the meantime, you can stream The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, and you can catch Riverdale on Wednesdays on the CW at 8/7c.
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Neil Gaiman’s Sandman has been in talks to be adapted for years, and Netflix is nearing a deal to secure the rights from Warner Bros. TV and give us what we’ve all been waiting for!
The story was originally published in a series of comics released by DC Comics’ imprint, Vertigo, and it is set to have Allan Heinberg as writer and showrunner. Heinberg recently worked on Wonder Woman, a widely successful DC Comics adaptation, which should bring hope to the many of us who have been waiting for Sandman to come to life. Gaiman will executive produce with David Goyer.
Sandman was originally slated to be a film when it was announced that Vertigo titles were being adapted by New Line Cinema. Joseph Gordon Levitt was to direct and star, but he split over creative differences, placing the project on hold. Gaiman and Goyer were also set to work on this adaptation, and Gaiman even spoke about the adaptation being in the works at Comic Con.
With a second, and even better, chance at telling this story, it will just be one more addition to Gaiman’s list of TV adapted titles. American Gods is on STARZ, Good Omens is on Amazon, and Sandman will be joining Lucifer on Netflix. Whatever streaming service you use, you can find Gaiman and his stories.
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