Netflix has reportedly beaten out five other network and streaming rivals to land the series adaptation of Adam Silvera’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling 2017 young adult novel “They Both Die at the End”.
The story is set in the near-future where everyone receives a bureaucratic phone call notifying them at the start of their last day on earth. A seemingly disparate group of people live their scary, funny, weird, hopeful, romantic, and unexpected final hours – all connected through two teenage boys.
A major script-to-series commitment has been handed out for the eOne-produced project which hails from “Bridgerton” creator Chris Van Dusen, “Yellowjackets” executive producer Drew Comins and music superstar Bad Bunny. Van Dusen is writing the pilot.
The first young adult novel with queer Latinx characters to hit No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, the novel had a resurgence during the pandemic thanks to the TikTok hashtag #BookTok.
The project was previously in development as a series at HBO with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and “The Other Two” co-creator Chris Kelly attached.