The Vanishing Half adaptation

The Vanishing Half Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far About The Exciting New Series

An immediate New York Times Bese-Seller, this The Vanishing Half adaptation has a lot of the books fans not so patiently waiting to see it brought to the screen. It’s never good when people start leaving the project in development so we’ll be left hoping for some better news soon on this one.
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This page was updated: 8/11/23

About The Book:

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities.
Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?
Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. // Amazon // Audiobook

Current Production Status:

This project is currently still in the early development stages.

The Vanishing Half Adaptation Timeline:

The book was first published in June 2020 and was a #1 New York Times Best-Seller. A few weeks later it was announced that HBO had acquired the rights with plans for a limited series adaptation.
In February 2021 it was revealed that Issa Rae had joined the project to serve as an executive producer, and that Aziza Barnes and Jeremy O. Harris would be writing the scripts.
O. Harris left the series over a year later in June 2022.
There have been no further updates since then.

Who Owns The Rights:

HBO acquired the rights for a series adaptation with Issa Rae signing on as an executive producer.

Who Is Attached:

As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements or names attached to the film.
Who would you like to see cast? Leave your dream casting in the comments!

Filming Locations:

With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.

Estimated Release:

There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
The Vanishing Half Adaptation

Previous mentions on AiLL:

This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.

Other Adaptations From This Author:

Brit Bennett’s debut novel ‘The Mothers’ is in development with Warner Bros. for a film adaptation.
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The Vanishing Half adaptation

The Vanishing Half Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far About The Exciting New Series

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