The Big Secret Revealed: Blackwood TV Deal (!!!)

From Deadline:

MTV has put in development Blackwood, a drama from Lionsgate Television and Kelsey Grammer’s Grammnet Prods. It is based on the young adult book of the same name by Gwenda Bond, which was published this past September on the Strange Chemistry YA imprint of UK-based science fiction publisher Angry Robot Books. DC Comic book and television writer Peter Calloway (Brothers & Sisters) will write the adaptation.

More info there!

Perhaps now my obnoxious secret-keeping can be forgiven? I AM OBVIOUSLY VERY EXCITED.

My hugest thanks to Brian Taylor (and everyone else at Grammnet, of course), Lionsgate TV, writer Peter Calloway, and to my faaaabulous agents Jenn Laughran of Andrea Brown and Nate Matteson of Gotham Group. And to MTV(!). You are all awesome amazing crazymazing. (Also, goes without saying but saying it anyway, thanks to Amanda Rutter and the rest of the SC/AR team.)

Before you ask: does this mean Blackwood will definitely be a TV show on MTV? Not yet, no, but certainly it is an excellent starting point for that to happen. I am beyond thrilled with the team behind this, and it's the perfect network, so I'm extremely hopeful and cannot wait to see how the development proceeds. What's been done so far has been fabulous.

You all know how much I love TV, so in short:

Look out, Snoopy, there is a lot of happy dancing going on here. I feel so incredibly lucky and grateful for this entire year.

Updated to add:

20 Responses to “The Big Secret Revealed: Blackwood TV Deal (!!!)”

  1. Clgidney


  2. tanita

    Oh, my GOOODNESSSS. Congratulations!!

  3. Jed

    !!! Wow! Go, you! Congratulations! That’s AWESOME!

  4. Gwenda Bond

    I know, right? THANK YOU!

  5. Hannah

    Congratulations! That is so awesome. And if everything works out and it ends up on television, I will watch the heck out of it :)

  6. Gwenda Bond

    Thank you, Hannah!

  7. Ingrid Jonach

    How absolutely wonderful Gwenda! A huge congratulations!

  8. Shveta Thakrar

    Wonderful news! Congratulations. :)

  9. Gwenda Bond

    Thank you, Ingrid!

  10. Gwenda Bond

    Thanks much, dearie!

  11. Ray Peden

    In today’s glutted market just getting a book published is an accomplishment…many good works never make it past the slush pile. Now this. Looks like you have caught a rising star. Enjoy every minute.

  12. Petra

    Congratulations! That’s amazing news :-)

  13. Gavin

    That is awesome!

  14. Gwenda Bond

    Thank you, Petra!

  15. aquafortis

    Congrats and WOW!! That’s awesome news!

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