BCDF chooses YA Fantasy series ‘Girl At Midnight’ for TV adaptation – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: BCDF Pictures has acquired the rights to the urban fantasy book series Penguin Random House from Melissa Gray The girl at midnight, which they are developing for television and are now preparing to offer to buyers.

Chris Hill, recently announced as Scribe of the Runners Biopic Attached, develops the first novel in the series, with Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady from the executive production of BCDF Pictures.

BCDF, based in New York, LA and France, has a loaded list of YA and book-to-screen properties and is in post-production on Lucy Hale starrer. The hate game and Andrea Riseborough-Allison Janney-Marc Maron pic To Leslie, directed by Michael Morris (Line). Nick Robinson and Kiersey Clemons are expected to star in The language of flowers.

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Described by BCDF as reminding Buffy the vampire slayer and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, The girl at midnight sees a girl from modern New York caught in a war between two ancient races – the Avicen (feathered, bird-like people with magic flowing through their veins) and the Drakharin (a people descended from dragons). Age-old enchantments have hidden them from all humans except one: the rebellious teenager Echo, a fleeing pickpocket who survives selling stolen treasures on the black market. The book traces his struggle to uncover the legendary magic that will end the conflict between them.

Suites Shadow hour and Wild dawn followed the original.

The girl at midnight is fast-paced, action-packed and full of laughs, ”said Dal Farra of BCDF. “We’re very excited to see this trilogy come to television and believe the devious, bitter, funny character of Echo should attract an incredible young actress to lead the franchise.

Hill was brought in to adapt the novel after BCDF picked up his spec driver, The shadows, a supernatural YA series that the writer and BCDF developed last year with AwesomenessTV from ViacomCBS.

Los Angeles-based Brit Hill is currently adapting two non-fiction books: Attached for Origin Pictures (Catherine the great) and Porter David for Lex Filmed Entertainment (The truth about love).

Gray is replaced by UTA and Catherine Drayton of Inkwell Management. Hill is replaced by lawyer Ryan North.

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