The Inheritance Games adaptation could be a very good addition to the resurgence of Young Adult adaptations. Based on the best selling novel by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, this book series will be wrapping up in Summer 2022, making it the right timing to get it on the screen as soon as possible for Amazon and Sony. Let’s hope there’s more news soon to go along with the finale.
With the way streaming now offers a new way to get these stories on screen, it’s a great time to be a fan of Avery and the Hawthorne House.
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This page was updated: 7/29/23
About The Book:
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is.
To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.
Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions.
Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
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Current Production Status:
This series is still in the very early stages of development.
The Inheritance Games Adaptation Timeline:
The first book in the series was published in September 2020, but the bidding war for the screen rights happened much earlier in the year. It was announced in March 2020, six months before release, that Amazon and Sony Pictures TV had won the rights and would be making The Inheritance Games adaptation into a series.
There has been no further news on the adaptation since then.
However the second book in the series was released in September 2021, and the third and final book in the series has a release date for August 2022.
Who Owns The Rights:
Sony Pictures TV and Osprey Productions teamed up to land the rights in the bidding war. They have partnered with Amazon Studios for distribution of the series.
Who Is Attached:
There are currently no actors, directors, or screenwriters publicly attached to the series.
With this project still being in early development there are no filming locations yet.
Because this project is still in the early stages of development there is currently no estimated release.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
Other Adaptations From This Author:
This is currently the adaptation project in the works for any of Jennifer Lynn Barnes series.
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