EXCLUSIVE: ABC Family has teamed with producer Joel Silver to develop I Hunt Killers, a drama series based on Barry Lyga‘s young-adult novel. The project, from Silver Pictures and Warner Horizon, centers on the teenage daughter of an imprisoned notorious serial killer, a likable girl who becomes a suspect after a string of copy-cat murders. (In the book, the teen is a boy). It will be written by Dexter scribe Arika Mittman, which is appropriate as I Hunt Killers has a similar feel, but with a teenage twist. Silver executive produces, with Mittman serving as co-executive producer and Lyga as consultant.

I Hunt Killers was published by Little Brown this past spring (watch the book’s trailer below), with a sequel, Game, set to come out next spring. The book was brought to Silver by the company’s feature department, and the project was set up at Warner Bros where Silver was under a deal. ABC Family has had success with series adaptations of young-adult novels, including flagship drama Pretty Little Liars, also produced by Warner Horizon. On the TV side, Silver has had most success with a show with a teenage girl at the center, UPN’s Veronica Mars. Mittman is repped by WME and manager Todd Feldman.

10 months
im sooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Melany
11 months
I'm upset they're making it about a girl. I've read the two books and it just wouldn't...
Jose
1 year
I was so excited when I heard they were making a tv show out of the book,...