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L.L. McKinney’s A BLADE SO BLACK Optioned For TV, Plus Sequel Cover Reveal

Modern Wonderland urban fantasy A BLACK SO BLACK is on its way to an adaptation!

L.L. McKinney and her A Blade So Black series are having a banner week!

The series is a fresh take on the world of Alice In Wonderland with a modern urban fantasy twist. It follows Alice, a 16-year-old Atlanta high school student who moonlights as a Nightmare-killing Dreamwalker in the alternate universe of Wonderland. Only Dreamwalkers can prevent these monstrous creatures from taking over both worlds. When her mentor’s life is at risk, Alice must go deeper into Wonderland than she ever has before and risk it all… while also balancing homework and an over-protective mom.

After a major reception for YA audiences, the series is headed to the small screen!

Lionsgate Television has optioned A Blade So Black for the small screen, according to Entertainment Weekly. Lionsgate owns the POP and Starz networks in the US and the Celestial TV brand internationally. However, they co-produce and distribute shows on several other networks, so we can’t say quite yet where the project will land if it moves past the development stage.

“I ached for the stories I loved to show me Black girls were treasured like everyone else. I prayed for the worlds I visited between those pages to…be less hostile towards us than this one. I dreamed of going to galaxies far, far away, and of journeying to mystic lands beyond, and seeing Black people hadn’t been forgotten or left behind. Somehow, for some reason, we were always left behind,” McKinney told EW. “Now, that wistful, bubbly, joyous, anxious, and sometimes frighteningly-fierce feeling has only intensified. Alice will not only be on bookshelves but could be on screens all over. She will be everywhere.”

At the same time at the TV announcement, EW showed off some other big news: The new cover for the second book in the series, A Dream So Dark. Check it out!


A Dream So Dark hits bookshelves on September 24, 2019. You can preorder it now via Amazon or Indiebound!

Check out the full interview with L.L. McKinney over on EW.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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