Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s Novel “Sarong Party Girls” is going through a transformation for the digital screen. Omnia Media, a digital content studio, has optioned the rights to the novel for an adaptation into a one-hour comedic drama series.
The deal marks Omnia Media’s latest project in development after launching its digital production studio earlier this year. “Sarong Party Girls” will join the studio’s current slate, which includes digital kids series “Kings of Atlantis,” created in partnership with YouTube and released on YouTube Kids for YouTube Red subscribers.
“Optioning ‘Sarong Party Girls’ is a natural fit with our strategy to develop, create and deliver compelling original content that captures the attention of a highly engaged millennial audience” said Dan Lubetkin, Chief Content Officer at Omnia Media.
“In her book … Cheryl has created an amazing world that feels authentic, distinct and real,” he added.
“I’m beyond delighted to work with Omnia Media on sharing Jazzy’s story and what it can be like to be a woman in modern Asia,” said Lu-Lien Tan. “I am very much looking forward to seeing “Sarong Party Girls” come to life on screen!”
Lu-Lien Tan is a New York–based journalist and author of “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family” and edited the fiction anthology “Singapore Noir.” She has also worked as a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, InStyle magazine and the Baltimore Sun.