Update: A Red Queen movie isn’t happening, but a television show is officially in the works. Victoria Aveyard announced that NBC’s Peacock will adapt Red Queen into a streaming series. Elizabeth Banks will produce, direct and appear in the show. Click here to learn more about the Red Queen TV series.
- May 2021: Red Queen TV Series is happening, coming to Peacock
- Sept. 2020: Victoria Aveyard in talks to adapt her upcoming series, ‘Realm Breaker,’ for film/television
Original Story: Author Victoria Aveyard is expected to announce the first book in her new series, but many Red Queen fans are eagerly awaiting news about the Red Queen movie — or a similar adaptation. In a Twitter thread posted on Tuesday, Aveyard reassured those fans that progress on the movie is still “moving,” even if she can’t offer many details.
“It is wonderful to know how many of you want a TV or film adaptation, and I’m sorry I don’t have any information to share at this time,” she said in the tweet. “Please bear with us, the team is still chugging along, things are moving.”
Aveyard tweeted that “something fun” was on the horizon on Monday, directing fans to join the Red Queen Facebook group. The tweet prompted speculation about a movie update. But on Tuesday, Aveyard revealed that a live Q&A session is planned with the group on July 14. Details about her next book — her first novel outside of the Red Queen series — are expected to be revealed during the Q&A.
“Please don’t look down on news that isn’t adaptation related,” Aveyard said. “I love the passion and I wish I could give you guys what you want, but I don’t have that level of power or control. I can only work with what I have, and that’s a finished book series with a new one on the way.”
A Red Queen film adaptation has been in the works since the early days of Red Queen‘s publication. Universal Pictures picked up the adaptation rights to Aveyard’s popular series and quickly signed Elizabeth Banks on to direct the film in 2015. Banks, who is best known for playing Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games films, has since directed ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ (2015) and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019). ‘Breaking Bad’ screenwriter Gennifer Hutchison was also brought on to adapt the books.
As for next week’s announcement, there are few details about Aveyard’s upcoming book series, but it’s possibly the YA high-fantasy she cryptically teased in 2019.
Either way, Red Queen fans are bound to be happy about the news. As far as we see it: the movie project isn’t dead. And on top of that, we’re getting a new book series from Victoria Aveyard. 🙌