Amazon Adapts Viral Fantasy Novel As Series With Brightstar – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon beat a number of bidders for small-screen rights to fantasy novel Atlas Six, which went viral on TikTok earlier this year.
The streamer is now developing the project as a series with writer Alexene Farol Follmuth, also known as Olivie Blake, and Brightstar, the London-based production company founded by The crown producer Tanya Seghatchian and Cold War producer John Woodward.
The book begins when six of the uniquely talented magicians are selected to earn a place in The Alexandrian Society, the eternally powerful secret society in the world.
The elect – only six are chosen each decade – will secure a life of power and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. But at what cost ? Each of the six new hires has their reasons for accepting the Company’s elusive invitation. Even if that means getting closer than they could have imagined to their most dangerous enemies – or risking unforgivable betrayal by their most trusted allies – they will fight tooth and nail for the right to join. the ranks of the Alexandrians.
Atlas Six was originally self-published via Kindle Digital Publishing, but quickly went viral with over 11 million mentions on social media site TikTok, which sparked a major bidding war for publishing. Tor won this battle and is releasing a revised and edited version with new artwork in March 2022.
The second volume of the trilogy is due out in the fall of 2022.
Farol Follmuth will produce the series with Seghatchian and Woodward.
It’s the latest fantasy project from Amazon, which recently launched a serial adaptation of Robert Jordan’s bestselling book. The wheel of time fantasy novels and is preparing for the launch of a the Lord of the Rings TV shows.
Brightstar, which struck a landmark deal with Amazon Studios in 2019, is run by Seghatchian and Woodward, who produce Netflix’s executive. Kaos, the dark and comical reimagining of Greek mythology by The end of the fucking world Charlie Covell and produced Jane Campion’s Dog power and feature film from Amazon Studios Cold War.
Seghatchian was executive producer on Netflix The crown after having developed and produced the first four films of the Harry potter franchise for Warner Bros. Woodward was previously CEO of the British Film Institute and the UK Film Council.
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