Monday, February 6, 2012

YA books come to TV

There's a new Hunger Games-esque pilot coming to a TV near you--and it's based on a forthcoming YA book series. You know me. I LOVED the Hunger Games so anything that even suggests the comparison will at least peak my interest enough for a look. It's called The Selection and here's what it's about:

Title: The Selection
Logline: Based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.
Executive Producers-Writers: Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain; Warner Bros. Television

And then there's the Sex and the City prequel based on the YA series The Carrie Diaries. Here's the description:

Ready for the high school version of Sex and the City?
The CW has ordered a pilot of The Carrie Diaries, based on SATC author Candace Bushnell’s novel following young Carrie Bradshaw. The story tells of Bradshaw coming of age in the 1980s, “asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family, while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.” Amy Harris, who worked on HBO’s original SATC, wrote the Carrie Diaries pilot.

Sex and the City back on TV (non-sindicated that is) definitely makes me smile. The early years of how Carrie and the gang ended up in NYC and met one another. Count me in.

What new TV shows or books are you looking forward to?

1 comment:


    Yeah, I'm stoked. Damn, I wish I had cable TV! :P