V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic is Being Adapted for Television!

Another fantasy series joins the bevy of SFF works on television! V.E. Schwab’s alternate-universe fantasy novel A Darker Shade of Magic is heading to television—and better yet, she’s writing the pilot. Actor Gerard Butler’s production company G-BASE (Olympus Has Fallen and the forthcoming London Has Fallen) has acquired rights to adapt the book as a limited series.

Schwab shared the exciting news on Twitter, after sitting on it for over half a year. Working with producer Danielle Robinson, they’re designing a season-long arc of ten or twelve episodes, along the lines of Daredevil or Game of Thrones. She also made sure to assuage fans’ fears about Red London, Grey London, White London, and Black London translating from page to small screen:

But most of all:

So—dream casting! Tell us who should play Kell, Rhy, Lila, and everyone else, in the comments.


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