At noon today (January 10th), Netflix announced that NYT bestselling author Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse will make its way into the ‘Netflix Original’ lineup. Pardon me while I take a moment to scream like a complete and utter fangirl…
According to the news release, the streaming service greenlighted an eight-episode series based on the author’s novel Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. Eric Heisserer (Bird Box) will adapt, executive produce (along with Shawn Levy of Stranger Things fame) and act as showrunner.
The Netflix-original-Series-to-be brings together both stories and characters from the two over-lapping series that comprise the Grishaverse.
— Leigh Bardugo (away for a while) (@LBardugo) January 10, 2019
Heisserer shared his excitement online and gave a hat-tip to the clue to his next projects that’s graced his profile for the last few months.
Also this now may explain the profile and banner art I've been sporting for the past few months. *cough*
— Eric Heisserer (@HIGHzurrer) January 10, 2019
For those not addicted (yet) to the works of Bardugo, a summary:
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins, and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
With over 2.5 million copies sold in the English language alone, Bardugo’s Grishaverse books have been translated into 38 languages around the world to date.
A new installment of the Grishaverse, King of Scars, comes out later this month. Be assured, this writer’s secured their copy.
The series reunites Heisserer with 21 Laps (Stranger Things), who produced his Oscar-nominated film Arrival. Pouya Shahbazian (the Divergent series) also serves as an executive producer along with Bardugo.
Twitter exploded shortly after the announcement. Bardugo added fuel to the frenzy by sharing that writer Christian Strain from SyFy’s Magicians tweet that she would be joining Heisserer’s writing room:
LIKE CALLS TO LIKE, BISHES! https://t.co/sd64pZgZMf
— Christina Strain (@christinastrain) January 10, 2019
With all this goodness on offer, rest assured TG Geeks will be keeping an eye on this project.