A few years back, fans of popular YA series The Selection got their hopes up when a film adaption was announced to be in the works. However, the expectations got buried over time as no more updates on the film’s development came out.
And then on April 10, author Kiera Cass announced on her official website that it’s finally happening– on Netflix!
The Selection is the first in a five-book series, hitting the shelves in 2012. Set in a futuristic dystopian world divided into castes, it follows the story of America Singer, who is chosen to be among the 35 women to compete for Prince Maxon’s heart. Her situation turns out to be complicated as she gets caught up in a love triangle with her present lover, Aspen, and the prince she’s starting to fall for.
The Selection is followed by The Elite (2013), The One (2014), The Heir (2015, and The Crown (2016). It has sold more than 11 million copies all over the world.
Working with Netflix
Kiera Cass is working with Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour, who will be directing the project. It will be produced by Denise Di Novi who stated, “We are thrilled to be working with Netflix and bringing these beloved books to life for the extraordinarily loyal and passionate fan base.”
Other details are yet to be revealed, including the cast and the release date.
On her website, Kiera Cass said, “All I can say for now is that things look good! I’m very exited to finally be able to give you all a screen adaptation, and I’m hoping to have even more information soon. Thank you all for your endless patience and support. Hugs! K.”
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