The Dial A For Aunties adaptation, based on the book by Jesse Q. Sutanto, isn’t very far along in the process yet, but the rights were purchased before the book even came out so I bet it won’t be long before we hear more from Netflix. With more books in the series on the way, more movies could also follow.
If you don’t want to have to wait to see Meddy’s family again, the sequel ‘Four Aunties and A Wedding‘!
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This page was updated: 7/29/23
About The Book:
When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—”Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream flowers.
But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?
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Current Production Status:
In early Development as of Summer 2023.
Dial A For Aunties Adaptation Timeline:
In Spring 2020 Berkley Books picked up the book for publishing. And in June Netflix won the bidding war for the screen rights. The next year, in April 2021, the book was released.
The only production information currently is that Kourtney Kang will be writing the script. But in a January 2022 interview, the author of the book mentioned that she expected filming in 2023 meaning casting and filming information may be coming soon. A sequel to the book was released in March 2022.
Who Owns The Rights:
Netflix and Fierce Baby Productions are co-producing with Netflix handling distribution.
Who Is Attached:
There is no one publicly attached to the project yet.
Because this project is still in the very early stages of development there is no current estimated release.
Other mentions on AiLL:
This books was featured in our April 2021 New Book Releases.
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Dial A For Aunties Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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