By Evan DeSimone
Insurrection Media, the digital first studio launched earlier this year Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, has struck a deal with book publisher HarperCollins to option books and develop them into series for linear and digital television.
Under the terms of the deal, Insurrection Media will have first bite at HarperCollins considerable library of published works. Both parties taking a stake in the development and execution of potential new multi-media franchises. Insurrection Media will own the resulting shows and will be responsible for their distribution both domestically and overseas on linear, digital and OTT platforms.
The first project out of the partnership is expected to be an adaptation of the “Mila 2.0” trilogy, written by Debra Driza and published by HarperCollins’ Katherine Tegen Books imprint. The series is a thriller that follows a young woman who discovers herself to be an experiment in artificial intelligence and who must unravel her own mysterious past to survive.
“The leaders at HarperCollins are an incredibly innovative team who understand the transformational power of digital,”said Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, CEO of Insurrection Media, in a statement. “We look forward to turning many of their exceptional books into captivating video series that will do justice to the original stories and allow the authors’ tremendous work to come alive on screen.”