Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Abbott’s a Hot TV Property

This seems like a good time to be Megan Abbott. Not only does the acclaimed 46-year-old author have a new suspense yarn, Give Me Your Hand, due out next month from Little, Brown, but Entertainment Weekly reports she has two new TV projects in the works:

“Abbott’s two most recent novels have near-simultaneously been optioned for adaptation: You Will Know Me, her 2016 murder mystery set at a gymnastics tournament, and her anticipated 2018 title Give Me Your Hand, which explores the brutal science-academic community. You Will Know has been optioned directly by AMC, the home behind such recent adaptations as Dietland and The Terror, while Give Me is going into the hands of Skydance Media and TV-megaproducer Marti Noxon—who this year alone is behind the aforementioned Dietland as well as HBO’s star-studded Sharp Objects. (Maria Grasso will executive-produce with Noxon under Tiny Pyro Productions.)”

These endeavors come on top of USA Network having already ordered a series pilot based on Dare Me, Abbott’s 2012 novel about hyper-competitive high school cheerleaders.

READ MORE:Megan Abbott’s Bloodthirsty Murderesses,” by Ruth Franklin (Vulture/New York).

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