Lauren Oliver’s PANIC could become an Amazon series!
Amazon is finally ready to bring Young Adult audiences into their streaming service, and they’re starting with three TV series pilots.
While two of the pilots, The Wilds and College, are based on original content, the third is a book-to-screen adaptation for Lauren Oliver‘s 2014 novel Panic!
The pilot was written by Lauren Oliver herself, in collaboration with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum, according to Deadline.
Panic follows two teens in a small dead end town with a dangerous tradition: An illegal, risky game of dares that could either get the people involved killed or win them a life-changing amount of money. One is entering for a chance at freedom, the other for a chance at revenge. But as the game grows more intense and anonymous judges rip at their sanity, they’ll question everyone and everything they know.
Lauren Oliver shared her joy via Twitter:
Guys I am SO EXCITED to announce my very first TV pilot!! Panic is a favorite of mine and I'm OVER THE MOON to be working with the brilliant #ElleTriedman & @AmazonStudios to bring Heather, Dodge, Nat, and Bishop to the screen!! #panichttps://t.co/yHxMxqNnmD
— Being Lauren Oliver again (@OliverBooks) June 28, 2018
There’s no word on when we’ll know if the pilot has been picked up to series and unfortunately, Amazon no longer releases public pilots. We’ll keep you updated!
Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.
Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.
For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.