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.