Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children Series Coming to Television

Wayward Children, Seanan McGuire’s award-winning Publishing novella series—about what happens when your portal fantasy story is over and you return to the real world—is being adapted for television!

Legendary Television and Syfy will bring Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children to the small screen, beginning with Every Heart a Doorway. Joe Tracz, whose credits include Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief musical and the A Series of Unfortunate Events TV series, will adapt the novella and serve as showrunner.

More about Every Heart a Doorway:

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.

No matter the cost.

Tracz is an incredibly fitting choice for showrunner, having written about kids magical (Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief), misfit (the Broadway musical Be More Chill), and brilliant (A Series of Unfortunate Events). That all three are adaptations—of books by Rick Riordan, Ned Vizzini, and Lemony Snicket, respectively—is even better.

Wayward Children has won multiple awards including the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and ALA RUSA Fantasy Awards, and was a World Fantasy and British Fantasy finalist and Tiptree Honor List book.

Be sure to check out our Wayward Children Reread—and let us know in the comments who you would love to see as Nancy, Kade, Rini, Cora, Lundy, Eleanor, and more!


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