Shea Ernshaw’s THE WICKED DEEP set to make a splash at Netflix!
In its rapid bid to gain more more IP, Netflix just made a six-figure deal for a new supernatural YA adaptation: Shea Ernshaw’s The Wicked Deep!
The novel, which hit shelves on March 6th and the New York Times bestseller list shortly thereafter, takes place in the small town of Sparrow, Oregon. Centuries ago, three sisters were drowned for witchcraft. Every year since, their spirits “rise”, overtake the bodies of three teen girls from town, and lure three teen boys into their own death by drowning.
Penny Talbot is used to the town’s curse and approaches it with a quiet wariness… until the day she thinks newcomer and crush Bo Carter may become a victim of the sisters. As summer carries on, the town’s suspicion grows as they wait for the other shoe to drop. Penny desperately wants to save Bo from their clutches, but can she save him without losing herself?
This is the latest of several YA property deals for Netflix, who just nabbed the rights to an adaptation of Stephanie Perkins‘ There’s Someone Inside Your House and a distribution deal for the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie, based on the series by Jenny Han.