BCDF Picks Up YA Fantasy Collection ‘Woman At Midnight’ For TV Adaptation – .
EXCLUSIVE: BCDF Pictures has acquired the rights to Melissa Grey’s Penguin Random House urban fantasy book series The Girl At Midnight, which they developed for television and are now to give to buyers.
Chris Hill, recently announced as the writer of Runner Biopic Tether, is developing the series ‘first novel, with BCDF Pictures’ Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady as executive producers.
Based in New York, LA and France, BCDF has a wide variety of YA and book-to-screen features and is in post-production by Lucy Hale-Star The Hating Game and Andrea Riseborough-Allison Janney-Marc Maron- Image To Leslie directed by Michael Morris (Bloodline). Nick Robinson and Kiersey Clemons will star in The Language Of Flowers.
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Described by BCDF as reminiscent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, The Girl at Midnight sees a modern New York girl embroiled in a war between two ancient races – the Avicen (feathered, bird-like people with magic, the running through their veins) and the Drakharin (a people descended from dragons). She has kept ancient enchantments hidden from everyone but one person: the rebellious teenager Echo, a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market. The book shows their struggle to uncover the legendary magic that will end the conflict between them.
The sequels The Shadow Hour and The Savage Dawn followed the original.
“The midnight girl is fast-paced, full of action and full of laughs,” said Dal Farra of BCDF. “We are very excited about the prospect of this trilogy making its way onto television and believe that Echo’s vicious, bitter, and funny character should attract an amazing young actress to run the franchise.”
Hill was persuaded to adapt the novel after BCDF picked up its spec pilot The Shadows, a supernatural YA series that the author and BCDF developed with ViacomCBS’s AwesomenessTV last year.
LA-based Brit Hill is currently adapting two non-fiction books: Tether for Origin Pictures (Catherine The Great) and Carrying David for Lex Filmed Entertainment (The Truth About Love).
Gray will again be mentored by UTA and Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management. Hill will again be supervised by Attorney Ryan Nord.