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Felicia D. Henderson to Adapt Tracy Deonn’s YA Fantasy Novel Legendborn

Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher, Gossip Girl) is attached to adapt Tracy Deonn’s YA novel Legendborn, a fantasy that gives a modern twist to the King Arthur story with a sprinkle of Black Girl Magic.

The series currently does not have a network, but production company Black Bear Television is currently shopping the program around after they recently acquired the rights. Henderson, will write and exec produce a series based on the book.

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The synopsis of Legendborn read:

After her mother dies in an accident, Bree Matthews leaves home to attend her mother’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon arrival, Bree unexpectedly uncovers a centuries-old supernatural war and the world of the ‘Legendborn’, a secret society made up of the magic-wielding, demon-fighting direct descendants of King Arthur and his knights. As she dives deeper into this dangerous world, Bree becomes increasingly suspicious about what really happened the night her mother died. Perhaps it was not an accident after all. In her quest to unravel this mystery, Bree will discover her own unique magical abilities, and will have to answer to her fate in the impending magical war.

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Simon & Schuster published the YA novel in 2020. It is the first installment in a trilogy of books and spent nine weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. The followup Bloodmarked will be released in November.

Schwarzman, Christopher Casanova and Sleena Wilson will oversee for Black Bear with Henderson and Deonn exec producing alongside Darryl Taja, Ben Stillman, and Pouya Shahbazian.

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