Admit it: Her first reaction was “Other fucking vampire show?” (Her second was probably “Wait, does Freeform still exist?”) But the talent behind it edge of the nightan adaptation of Liz Kerin’s forthcoming novel Tor Nightfire, is intriguing enough to make this blood-sucking tale a potential winner, including Jac Shepherd (WandaVision) And Leslye Headland (Russian doll And Star Wars: The Acolyte).
Kerin’s book wasn’t even out until June, though as deadline reports, a series adaptation of his mother-daughter supernatural story is in “early development” at Freeform and 20th Television. Here’s the plot synopsis: “Having a mother like Izzy meant Mia had to grow up fast. No extracurricular activities, no inviting friends, and definitely no dating. The most important rule: Don’t tell anyone about Izzy’s hunger – the kind that can only stanch blood. But Mia is now in her 20s and longs for a life of her own. One where she doesn’t have to worry about someone discovering her terrible secret or breathing down her neck. When Mia meets rebellious musician Jade, she dares to hope she’s found a way to leave home – and her mother – behind. It might be Mia’s only chance to get out alive.”
Kerin is on board to co-write with Keto Shimizu (a veteran of the CW’s Arrow-verse he worked on). DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, And The Lightning in various functions); They will both be executive producers, along with Scheaffer (who also now has WandaVision spin-off from Disney+ Agatha: Circle of Chaos on her plate) and Headland. Headland will also bring her talents as a director.
Do you see what we mean? Yes, it’s another fucking vampire show. But it clearly has some powerhouse talent – all women so far – behind the wheel, and we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on its progress.
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