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The Wrath And The Dawn To Be Adapted For TV

On November 10, revealed through a Deadline exclusive, it was announced that Renée Ahdieh’s 2015 debut and #1 NYT Bestseller The Wrath And The Dawn has been optioned as a television series with 1212 Entertainment.

The media and entertainment company 1212 is teaming up with “former Bron Studios EVP of Domestic Television and ex-WME agent” Pippa Lambert alongside producers Roberto Grande and Joshua Long.

According to the article, it’s stated that Ahdieh’s fantasy novel will be in the works through Lambert’s recently launched production company, Hellcat.

Lambert shared that “Ahdieh weaves fresh gender narratives into her romantic and magical retelling of Arabian Nights to create a rich world that feels wholly original and modern. Shahrzad is a heroine I can’t wait to see on screen: clever, outspoken, loyal, an epic archer and an addicting storyteller. The TV adaptation of Ahdieh’s beloved novels will bring the classic tales to a new global audience in a spectacular and contemporary way.”

Ahdieh mentioned she is “thrilled” to see The Wrath And The Dawn come to life on screen. She also said “Tales like Aladdin and Ali Baba are already well-known, but there are so many beautiful and harrowing stories to share that younger generations may not be familiar with, many of them from all different parts of the world. This is a dream come true for me, and I can’t think of a better team to make it happen.”

1212 Entertainment is the production company behind ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ and has also picked up House Of Salt And Sorrows by Erin A. Craig.

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

The Wrath And The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh is out now!

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