Kresley Cole’s The Arcana Chronicles To Get a TV Series

adam-shankman-poison-princessBook fans attending RARE 16 in Edinburgh next summer will be excited to learn that attending author Kresley Cole’s The Arcana Chronicles (post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance) have been picked up by Warner Bros. TV for a series.

 

 

 

In a competitive situation, Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole’s popular series of young adult novels The Arcana Chronicles for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s studio-based Offspring Entertainment.

Writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) has been brought in to pen an adaptation of the first book in the series, Poison Princess. In the vein of YA staples like The Hunger Games, The Selection and Divergent, Poison Princess is a dystopian tale about a young woman who realizes she has the power to rebuild the world. Fahey executive produces with Shankman and Gibgot.

The property was brought to Offspring by the company’s TV executive Meredith Ditlow. The company is repped by UTA, which also reps Fahey.

There have been three books in the Arcana Chronicles series, Poison Princess, which was published in 2012, Endless Knight (2013) and the best-selling Dead of Winter (2015), with a fourth novel slated for next year.

Synopsis

She could save the world—or destroy it.
Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.
But she can’t do either alone.
With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?
Who can Evie trust?
As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

You can now get preview edition including the first 17 chapters for free on Amazon

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