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Marie Lu’s Warcross Optioned As A TV Series!

On September 10, it was announced that Marie Lu’s Warcross was optioned for a television series with Bruna Papandrea’s ‘Made Up Stories’ and producer John Cameron attached.

Warcross follows a young hacker by the name of Emika Chen whose struggling to survive, but does so by making a profit hunting down players who bet on the worldwide phenomenon ‘Warcross.’ After hacking herself into the game’s biggest tournament, she quickly rises to fame catching the attention of the creator Hideo Tanaka who recruits her as a spy to track down an elusive hacker, but in doing so uncovers a mischievous plot along the way.

Through Variety it was mentioned that executive producers have also been confirmed with the project. Steve Hutensky, Casey Haver, alongside Adam Lash and Cori Uchida, the latter two who’ve also been attached to write the series. Janice Park will also be producing and Cameron is set to direct the pilot.

It was also stated that Lu will be an executive producer.

“As a massive fan of so many of the stories that Bruna Papandrea, Made Up Stories, and John Cameron have produced, I am delighted and deeply honored to have ‘Warcross’ in their talented hands. They are masters of their craft in every way; every story they have brought to life has been done with exquisite care. I can’t wait to collaborate and see them work their magic on Emika, Hideo, and the world of ‘Warcross,’” said Lu, according to Variety.

Papandera’s projects include HBO’s Big Little Lies to a 2019 zombie-horror comedy titled Little Monsters. Lash and Uchida have worked on projects such as Altered Carbon and Reprisal. Cameron is an award-winning producer whose known for the FX series Fargo and Legion.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life.

The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Warcross by Marie Lu is out now!

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