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‘A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares’ optioned for TV

Television rights to Krystal Sutherland’s YA novel A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares (Penguin) have been optioned by the US division of production company Yellow Bird.

Yellow Bird US, a joint venture with Bunim/Murray Productions, will adapt the novel into a TV series.

Laura Harris, publishing director, PRH Young Readers told Books+Publishing the publisher was thrilled to see Sutherland’s novel optioned. ‘And it’s not really surprising,’ Harris said. ‘She is a fabulously talented writer of novels but her work is genuinely filmic and her characters remain with you for a long time. Chemical Hearts is hitting our screens soon, and A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares will be just as wonderful as a TV series. It can’t miss!’

A film adaptation of Sutherland’s debut novel Our Chemical Hearts (Penguin) is due to screen as Chemical Hearts on the Amazon Prime streaming service in August, starring Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams.

Sutherland’s next novel, House of Hollow, is due for publication in 2021.


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