The Bone Season By Samantha Shannon Has Been Optioned For Adaptation
The adaptation train just keeps rolling along, with news that The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is the latest fantasy epic that has been optioned. London-based distributor Rainmaker Content has purchased the rights for an “an eight-hour epic thriller series.” The Bone Season is a gothic fantasy with a touch of alternate history and future dystopias. So many genres rolled into one series. Scottish screenwriter IR Bell-Webb will adapt the series with input from the author.
The Bone Season Will See Adaptation As A Limited Series
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The Bone Season is an urban fantasy that follows clairvoyant and dreamwalker Paige Mahoney. In this world, her supernatural abilities are outlawed. So Paige puts her abilities to use by working for an underground criminal syndicate. But she soon discovers that the magic of the world around her hides much darker secrets. This is a series brimming with on-screen potential. There are otherworldly races; corrupt governments, shady characters, shifting loyalties, a gloomy London setting, and plenty of magic and mystery.
“I am extremely excited to be working with the creative team on this series which is so close to my heart, “ author Samantha Shannon says. “Shifting The Bone Season to the screen is allowing me to explore the world of Scion in even more depth. And consider the story from new angles.”
Author Samantha Shannon | Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer | Image via Author’s Website
Will We See Adaptation For Other Books In The Series?
The Bone Season was first published in 2013, as the first book in an ongoing series of the same name. The series is still ongoing, and the fourth book The Mask Falling only just came out in January of 2021. It is unclear if Rainmaker Content has any plans to adapt the other books in the series, or if the 8-hour series will solely focus on the first book. Only time and ratings will tell.
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Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.