EXCLUSIVE: As he’s toning up his post-Bridgerton plans, Chris Van Dusen has signed directly to co-write and government produce Leisure One’s TV collection adaptation of Adam Silvera’s #1 NYT bestselling YA novel They Each Die At The Finish. The mission, which has been within the works at eOne and Drew Comins’ studio-based Ingenious Engine Leisure for approximately 10 months, can be taken out to the top class market in a while.
Van Dusen is co-writing the pilot script for the TV adaptation with Silvera and is government generating by the use of his CVD Productions along Comins. eOne will function the studio and distribute international. That is one in all a number of TV collection tasks Bridgerton writer Van Dusen has been operating on since leaving the hit Netflix length drama after serving as government manufacturer and showrunner at the first two seasons.
Leisure One got U.S. rights to Silvera’s novel closing spring for Comins, a rising power within the YA top class house at the heels of the luck of Showtime’s Yellowjackets. Revealed through HarperCollins in September 2017, They Each Die on the Finish used to be in the past in construction as a sequence at HBO with J.J. Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic and The Different Two co-creator Chris Kelly.
The unconventional is a devastating but uplifting tale about two other people whose lives exchange over the path of 1 unforgettable day. The ebook synopsis reads: On September 5, somewhat after nighttime, Dying-Solid calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to offer them some dangerous information: They’re going to die nowadays. Mateo and Rufus are general strangers, however, for various causes, they’re each having a look to make a brand new buddy on their Finish Day. The excellent news: There’s an app for that. It’s known as the Final Pal, and thru it, Rufus and Mateo are about to fulfill up for one closing nice journey—to are living a life-time in one day.
They Each Die on the Finish, which made historical past as the primary YA novel with queer Latinx characters to hit #1 at the New York Occasions bestsellers checklist, simply crossed the one-full-year mark as the number one ebook at the New York Occasions YA Bestseller checklist. It ranks because the bestselling YA novel of 2021.
Since its unencumber, They Each Die on the Finish has adopted an peculiar trajectory. It was an fast NYT bestseller when it used to be first revealed in 2017. The unconventional then skilled a resurgence and hit #1 at the NYT bestsellers checklist in April 2021 after it was a fixture beneath the TikTok hashtag #BookTok, the place customers suggest books and document their reactions to emotional tale tendencies. It has remained on the height of the charts ever since; this is a #1 Nationwide Indie bestseller, the number one YA bestseller in the United Kingdom and Australia, and the top-selling YA identify on the United States These days bestseller checklist.
PGA Award-nominated Van Dusen, created, government produced and showran Bridgerton, probably the most watched English-language collection in Netflix’s historical past. The second one season of the hit Regency drama launches March 25. Van Dusen’s collection credit additionally come with Scandal and Gray’s Anatomy. He’s repped through Literate Control and The Nord Crew. Silvera is represented through UTA and Jodi Reamer at Writers Space.