Sylvia Day's Crossfire series headed to TV

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 4:52 PM
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Yep, you heard (read!!!) right!!!No, your eyes do not deceive you...

The Crossfire series by Sylvia Day has a televison deal!!! The television rights for the series have been bought by Lionsgate – the same studio that has produced both The Hunger Games and Twilight.

Gideon Cross coming to TV!!!

Here’s the official Lionsgate press release:

LIONSGATE ACQUIRES TELEVISION RIGHTS TO THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES CROSSFIRE BY AWARD WINNING AUTHOR SYLVIA DAY


Book Franchise Has Sold Over 12 Million Copies Worldwide Since Its Debut Last Year

Santa Monica, CA, and Vancouver, BC, August 5, 2013 — LIONSGATE (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, has optioned the rights to the bestselling CROSSFIRE series of romantic novels by Sylvia Day, it was announced today by Kevin Beggs, President of the Lionsgate Television Group, and Executive Vice President Chris Selak, who will oversee development for the studio.

The CROSSFIRE franchise of adult novels has become a global phenomenon, selling over 12 million copies since its debut last year and topping bestseller lists in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Entwined with You, the third and most recent book in the series, sold over 550,000 copies in its first week alone, becoming a #1 New York Times bestseller. The second novel, Reflected in You, also debuted as a #1 New York Times bestseller and was Penguin UK’s fastest selling paperback ever. The first novel in the series, Bared to You, was named one of Amazon’s Top 10 Romances of 2012 and recently returned to the New York Times bestseller list.

“The CROSSFIRE series is an incredible property and it is a thrill to bring it to Lionsgate,” said Selak. “Sylvia has created an enduring, sexy and edgy story, and we’re looking forward to working with her to create a show that both excites and connects with audiences as her books have done.”

“I am thrilled to have Lionsgate as a partner on the CROSSFIRE series,” said Day. “This is a studio that has been incredibly successful with book adaptations and I can’t wait to collaborate with them in bringing the story to life.”

Lionsgate is home to the highly successful book-to-television series Orange is the New Black which debuted on Netflix to critical acclaim in July and was picked up for a second season before its premiere. The studio also produces the blockbuster movie franchises Hunger Games and Twilight which have collectively grossed more than $4 billion at the box office worldwide.

The project was brought to Lionsgate by producers Jeremy Bolt of Impact Pictures (Resident Evil, Pompeii) and Stephanie Johnson of Clover Entertainment, Inc.


SERIES READING ORDER

BARED TO YOU (Crossfire #1)

REFLECTED IN YOU (Crossfire #2)

ENTWINED IN YOU (Crossfire #3)

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2 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love love this series.


    Sarah @ Http://kittykatreads.blogspot.com

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  2. `If it does come to tv I hope this author listens to the fans who should play the starring roles..........not like fifty shades they just got anyone ....... and believe me they were so so wrong.....the fans were telling her who they should pick and well they went for anyone just to get the movie made ....so sad

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