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'Bridgerton' creator to make series adaptation of YA novel 'They Both Die At The End'

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Mar 10, 2022 5:00 pm

Best-selling young adult novel They Both Die at the End is set to receive a series adaptation from Bridgerton creator, Chris Van Dusen.

Written by Adam Silvera, the 2017 novel is set in a semi-dystopian world where people can know when they are about to die. The book's main characters, teenage boys Mateo and Rufus, receive word that they have less than 24 hours left to live and decide to go on the final adventure of their lives.

The heartwarming tale rose to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list shortly after its release. It also received praise for representing a Latinx protagonist and its depictions of LGBTQ+ relationships.

Per Deadline, the pilot script of the series adaptation will be co-written by Van Dusen and Silvera. Multimedia company Entertainment One will oversee the project that serves as Van Dusen's second time to bring the written word to the screen after Julia Quinn's 8-part Bridgerton books.

Meanwhile, this wouldn't be the first time that They Both Die at the End has been eyed for a live take, as an HBO series was previously planned helmed by J.J. Abram's Bad Robot production company.

With Van Dusen at the helm, the latest project has yet to announce if they will be streaming on Netflix.