A female-led ghost hunting drama series is currently in development at The CW, according to Variety. The Archived is being adapted from V. E. Schwab’s novel of the same name by Jane The Virgin creator and showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, who is set to serve as an executive producer.
Schwab’s series is made up of two books, with The Unbound following The Archived, as well as the short story Leave The Window Open, which was published in 2015.
For those unfamiliar with Schwab’s novels, here’s the Amazon synopsis for the first in the collection:
With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance and horror, The Archived delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin. This unusual YA title is set in an otherworldly library – one where the shelves are stacked with bodies of the dead.
The CW TV series will follow Bax, the eldest child in a family of ghost hunters, who has trained her whole life for the day when she will finally take up the mantle of ‘the chosen one’. But when her dad dies and her sister, a local weather girl, wakes up with the familial powers instead, the sisters have to figure out how to work together and save the world.
Jane The Virgin scribe Liz Sczudlo is set to serve as a writer for the series, but will also executive produce alongside Urman and Joanna Klein under their Sutton St Productions banner. CBS Television Studios, which currently has an overall deal with Sutton St, will produce.
The series ought to fill the void that will no doubt be left when The CW’s long-running brotherly demon-hunting series Supernatural finally wraps after 15 seasons next years.
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