Four Young and New Adult titles will get digital series from the writer-producer behind Lizzie Bennet Diaries!
Canvas Media, a digital media startup, has optioned the works of four teen-centric authors for new digital series!
Through a deal with New Leaf Literary & Media, the company will develop digital series for three YA series: April Genevieve Tucholke’s Between duology (Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Between the Spark and the Burn) about a deadly madness brought about when a strange family comes to a small town, Mindee Arnett’s Arkwell Academy series (The Nightmare Affair, The Nightmare Dilemma, and The Nightmare Charade) about a teen with the power to induce dark dreams that must solve a strange murder, and Kelly Fiore’s Thicker Than Water, which follows a bright but desperate college student who starts selling drugs to pay her tuition.
They’ll also develop one New Adult series, intended for older teens, based on Cora Carmack’s Losing It trilogy. The series centers around a college senior whose disastrous attempt to lose her virginity to a relative stranger turns even worse when she realizes that the man she abandoned in her bed is her new professor.
Canvas Media is owned and operated by Bernie Su, the creator behind Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, and Frankenstein MD, as well as David Tochterman, who has developed digital media outlets for several major networks.
“We are looking forward to tackling contemporary young adult novels after our previous success with this genre and demographic,” Tochterman told Variety. “It’s a great match between New Leaf’s library and Canvas’ brand of creating series franchises for millennial audiences.”
There’s no word yet on when the series will be cast or released.