Marie Lu’s ‘Warcross’ to be adapted for television

It looks like ‘Warcross’ is in the TV game.


Marie Lu’s bestselling YA sci-fi novel, Warcross, will be produced as a television show, according to Deadline.

The adaptation has been optioned by film and television producer Bruna Papandre and Emmy-Award winner John Cameron, and will be created under Papandre’s own production company, Made Up Stories.

Warcross, the first book in a duology, follows a teenage hacker named Emika Chen who quickly finds herself immersed in a world of wealth, competition and consequences when she accidentally glitches herself into the international Warcross Championships.

“I’m so, so, so, SO excited to be with you, @MadeUpStories and John Cameron,” Lu posted on Twitter after the adaptation’s announcement. She herself plans to serve as an executive producer on the project.

Lu is also the author of the popular YA Legend trilogy, along with The Young Elites trilogy and standalone, Kingdom of Back. Her most recent novel, Skyhunter, will be released on September 29th.

As the latest of Lu’s books to be adapted to screen, this is definitely something for longtime fans to get excited about. Now, on to wait anxiously for the cast reveal!

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