HBO Max is looking at Adam Silvera’s debut novel as their next YA adaptation

‘More Happy Than Not’ is getting a television treatment.


Here’s another YA book for the streaming giants.

Deadline announced on Thursday that Adam Silvera’s debut novel, More Happy Than Not, will become a one-hour series from Creative Engine Entertainment and eOne. Silvera will be an executive producer on the project.

More Happy Than Not is the story of Aaron Soto, a boy who, after facing a tragic death, considers undergoing memory-alteration to forget he’s gay. The book was published in 2015.

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This isn’t HBO’s first voyage with Silvera. An adaptation of Silvera’s novel They Both Die at the End is also in development at the studio. His co-written book with Becky Albertalli, What If It’s Us, is also in development at Anonymous Content.

The project is currently looking for a writer and filmmaker.

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