The series, which is based on Zoe Aarsen’s supernatural thriller of the same name, is a Wattpad fan-favorite with more than 2.9 million reads. The story follows five teen girls as they deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
The ten-episode horror series, which is a joint venture between Wattpad, AwesomenessTV and Grammnet, is the first Wattpad story to be picked up by Hulu.
“’Light as a Feather’ is a captivating and unique story, with supernatural twists and thrills that readers all over the world have fallen in love with,” said Aron Levitz, Head of Wattpad Studios. “The story is another example of a Wattpad fan favorite that is perfect for adaptation and new life on another platform. We’re excited to be working with AwesomenessTV and Hulu to bring ‘Light as a Feather’ to a new audience in a new format, while also giving the story’s millions of current fans another way to enjoy the story they couldn’t put down.”
The announcement comes off the news of Sony Television Picture’s acquisition of “Death is My BFF,”another story written on Wattpad where it garnered 92 million reads. Other entertainment partnerships for Wattpad Studios include projects and deals with CW Seed, Universal Cable Productions, eOne, and Lionsgate.
Wattpad is a community for readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres, including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spiritual, and teen fiction. The company recently expanded its studio arm into Asia, as well as completed funding totaling $51 million from investors, including China’s Tencent.