‘Fallen’: Acclaimed teen novel will win TV series produced by Globoplay; Check out the details!
According to Variety, the Globoplay is producing a TV series inspired by ‘fallen‘, acclaimed teen novel written by Lauren Kate.
The project is the result of a partnership between the Brazilian streaming platform and the producers Silver Reel and Night Train Media.
The cast will feature Jessica Alexander (‘Get Even’), Gijs Blom (‘Letter to the King’), Timothy Innes (‘The Last Kingdom’), Alexander Siddig (‘Shantaram’) and Sarah Niles (‘Ted Lasso’).
Alexander, Blom, Innes, Siddig and Niles
The plot follows Luce (Alexander), a young woman who is sent to a rehab facility called Sword & Cross to serve time after a crime she has no memory of committing.
Among the other patients, she encounters the enigmatic Daniel (Blom) and the annoying but irresistible Cam (innes), all under the watchful eye of the sinister Chief Physician Howson (Siddig) and the devoted twin sisters Miriam and Sophia (Niles).
During her stay, Luce must unravel the mystery of who she is and why she has a connection to Daniel that goes far beyond her time at the institution.
Other cast members include Josefine Koenig, Esme Kingdom, Maura Bird, Lawrence Walker, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness, Samantha Bell, Julian Krenn, Laura Majid and Courtney Chen.
Written by Rachel Paterson (‘Dominates’) and Roland Moore (‘Humans’), who are also co-executive producers, the attraction will be directed by Matt Hastings (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’).
Supervision is the responsibility of the creator Claudia Bluemhuberwhich also assumes the role of producer, along with Hastings and Herbert L. Kloiber.
Through a statement, Kloiber celebrated the news and added that the adaptation is scheduled to premiere next year, still without a specific date.
“We are very excited to have completed the cast of ‘fallen‘ with a first-rate international talent, joining a first-class production team, based on major franchises. We are delivering on all the promises of the beloved book and are excited to bring this series to the screen next year.”
Teresa Penna, director of Globoplayadded:
“Along with our locally produced originals, international co-productions are a key part of our content strategy. Globoplay for the coming years and we strongly believe that ‘Fallen’ will be a big hit in Brazil, given love stories are universal and we know that our audience is very fond of supernatural romantic dramas.”
bluemhuber also spoke up, saying:
“Over the past 13 years, the Silver Reel brought inspiring, fun and pioneering content to the big screen. With ‘fallen‘, we continue this journey of heightened, female-driven storytelling now for television. This is an epic love story about a young woman discovering her true strength. Having adapted this series for years, we are incredibly excited to bring it to life with an exceptionally talented team.”
Finally, Hastings said:
“Inspired by the bestselling novels by Lauren Kate, this is the perfect opportunity to reach new adult audiences with diverse and compelling characters and an unusual hero’s journey within the fantasy genre. As a lifelong fan of the genre, I feel extremely fortunate to produce and direct this compelling, grounded series that has great potential.”
It is worth remembering that the novel already won a film adaptation in 2016.
However, this version became a critical and public failure, receiving only 7% of critics’ approval and accumulating only US$ 41.2 millionfrom a budget of US$ 40 million.
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