EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, DC veteran scribe Grainne Godfree (Legends of Tomorrow) has been tapped to write and executive produce a TV series based on Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ recently released YA novel, the first in a two-book series, which is in development at Amazon. The project hails from Sony Pictures TV and Josh Berman’s studio-based Osprey Productions, which landed the rights to the books in a competitive situation. Barnes will co-produce the adaptation.
In The Inheritance Games, when an eccentric billionaire dies and leaves his fortune to a teenage girl he’s never met, the world—and his relatives—are obsessed with figuring out why.
Published earlier this month by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, The Inheritance Games is a New York Times bestseller and was also a Books-a-Million Best YA Books of Fall 2020 pick.
Godfree has worked steadily in the DC Entertainment and Berlanti camps and has staffed on The Flash and The Tomorrow People. She is currently an Executive Producer on the CW’s Legends of Tomorrow and recently worked on feature Duende for Netflix. Godfree is repped by Verve, manager Kevin Donahue and attorney Cuffe Owens.