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Shaftesbury finds teen trilogy Wondrous Strange

Canada’s Shaftesbury has acquired TV adaptation rights to the Wondrous Strange young adult fiction franchise.

The book series from Toronto’s Lesley Livingston follows the adventures of a young woman that discovers she is the heir to a Faerie realm, and Shaftesbury believes the lead character will land it a greenlit order from a network

Buffy the Vampire SlayerBitten and Orphan Black have shown us that television audiences are hungry for genre series featuring strong female protagonists who are dealing with extraordinary circumstances in the real world,” said Maggie Murphy, head, Shaftesbury US.

“By putting a refreshingly darker spin on classic fairy lore, Wondrous Strange offers an entirely new fantasy world that has never been seen before, with empowering, believable characters who speak directly to the young female demographic.”