Ninth House To Be Made A TV Show With Amazon
Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House has been acquired by Amazon after a bidding war including Hulu and HBO for a new television series.
Bardugo is attached to write the adaptation and executive produce alongside Pouya Shahbazian (the Divergent series), Head of Film & TV at New Leaf.
This is her first new adult book, and follows the massive success of the Grishaverse novels, including Six of Crows.
About the book:
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.