Felicia D. Henderson to Adapt Tracy Deonn’s Legendborn Adult Fantasy Novel – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The Punisher Y Gossip Girl Writer Felicia D. Henderson Is Set to Adapt Tracy Deonn’s YA Fantasy Novel Legend after Black Bear Television acquired the rights.

Henderson, who was a co-executive producer on both series and also worked on series including Stripe Y Everybody hates Chris and co-created the BET series the quadruple, will write and produce a series based on the book. He is currently the showrunner for Netflix’s Emma Roberts-produced vampire series YA. First murder.

The book, which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2020, offers a modern spin on the Legend of King Arthur with a dose of Black Girl Magic.

After her mother is killed in an accident, Bree Matthews leaves home to attend her mother’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon her arrival, Bree unexpectedly discovers a centuries-old supernatural war and the world of the ‘Legendborn’, a secret society made up of King Arthur’s direct descendants and his knights who wield magic and fight demons. . As she plunges deeper into this dangerous world, Bree grows more suspicious about what really happened the night her mother died. Maybe it wasn’t an accident after all. In her quest to unravel this mystery, Bree will discover her own unique magical abilities and will have to answer her fate in the impending wizarding war.

It is the first installment in a trilogy of books and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. monitoring marked with blood will be released in November.

It comes from Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Television, which will sell the series to networks and streamers in the coming weeks. Schwarzman, Christopher Casanova and Sleena Wilson will oversee Black Bear with Henderson and Deonn serving as executive producers alongside Darryl Taja, Ben Stillman and Pouya Shahbazian.

Black Bear Television is working on series including Naoise Dolan’s exciting times starring Phoebe Dynevor, adaptations of Brandon Cronenberg’s feature film Holder and the novel by Kate Quinn the pink code and Scott Cooper Angels and Demons based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article.

The deal was brokered by New Leaf Literary & Media and attorney Melissa Rogal on behalf of Tracy Deonn, and Michael Heimler and Adam Raichilson on behalf of Black Bear. Henderson is represented by manager, Darryl Taja at Epidemic, and attorney, Mark Stankevich.

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