Leigh Bardugo might just be one of the most popular YA and Fantasy authors around these days so it’s no surprise that the Ninth House adaptation seems to be moving along. The series promises to bring to life the richly imagined world of magic and intrigue that Bardugo created. With its unique blend of supernatural powers, political intrigue, and unsettling mysteries, the television adaptation is poised to deliver an unforgettable viewing experience.
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This page was updated: 8/3/23
About The Book:
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
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Current Production Status:
The series is in development with work being done on writing scripts as of Spring 2023.
Ninth House Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first released in October 2019 and went on to be nominated for numerous fantasy awards. News of Amazon Studios picking it up for series adaptation came just two days after release.
A sequel ‘Hell Bent’ was published in January 2023.
In February 2023 author Leigh Bardugo answered some questions about the series confirming that work was actively being done on it despite Hollywood’s tendency to move slowly. Bardugo said that a pilot script had been completed but that she could not name any names for who was working on the project yet.
Who Owns The Rights:
Amazon Studios is leading production on the adaptation with distribution expected on it’s Prime Video streaming service.
Who Is Attached:
No names have been publicly attached to the project yet with Bardugo confirming in Feburary 2023 that she cannot say who has been working on it.
There are no known filming locations yet as of Summer 2020 with the series still in development.
With the project still in development there has not been a publicly announced estimated timeframe.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
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Other Adaptations From This Author:
The Grishaverse is currently being adapted by Netflix with the series having two seasons released as of Spring 2023. The show ‘Shadow and Bone’ combines both that trilogy with the characters of Six of Crows.
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