EXCLUSIVE: Bestselling creator Melissa de la Cruz’s YA fantasy novel The Rings & The Crown is getting a sequence adaptation for Disney+ from twentieth Tv, The Gotham Group and three Arts Leisure, together with Disney Branded Tv.
Written by veteran showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg (Our Form of Individuals), the sequence, now in growth, is ready in an Arthurian world through which magic exists. It facilities on Princess Marie-Victoria, the inheritor to the mightiest empire on the planet, who’s being compelled right into a political marriage, and her expensive pal Aelwyn Myrddyn, the bastard daughter of Merlin, who’s being compelled into service of the crown. The Annual London Season is simply starting, and as noble households from throughout the globe are gathering to flaunt their wealth and magic at lavish events, behind the scenes, Marie-Victoria, Aelwyn, and others are making strikes to safe political energy, real love, and their futures.
“I’m so, so, so excited to companion with Disney as soon as extra,” mentioned de la Cruz, who wrote the bestselling The Isle of the Misplaced novel, the prequel to the Disney Channel blockbuster unique film Descendants, which has over one million copies in print. “The Ring and The Crown is one in all my most interesting novels, it was impressed by my favourite e book of all time, Tolstoy’s Battle and Peace in addition to my favourite mythology of all time, the Arthurian legends. I can’t wait to see it delivered to life by such a stellar workforce, studio and streaming service.”
Harberts and Berg govt produce with de la Cruz, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith Vein, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg; and three Arts’ Richard Abate.
“We’re thrilled to be reunited with Charlie Andrews, Reena Singh, and the twentieth workforce,” Berg and Harberts mentioned. “Their imaginative and prescient, mixed with The Gotham Group’s ardour and experience, present the right substances to craft a romantic, action-packed, supernatural cleaning soap with seasons and seasons of tales. We couldn’t be extra excited to be part of bringing this wealthy universe to life.”
The Ring & The Crown retains Berg and Harberts within the Disney TV fold. They’re coming off stints as govt producers on the twentieth Tv drama sequence for Fox Our Form of Individuals and as consultants for Disney Channel’s upcoming curler skating comedy sequence Saturdays. Longtime writing companions Berg & Harberts, whose credit embody Pepper Dennis, a sequence in addition they created, Pushing Daisies, Reign, and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, are repped by Journey Media’s Chris von Goetz and lawyer Gretchen Rush.
The Ring And The Crown novel is revealed by Disney Publishing Worldwide which is also behind de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Misplaced franchise whose subsequent books, Return to the Isle of the Misplaced and Rise of the Isle of the Misplaced, had been additionally bestsellers.
De la Cruz can be recognized for the Blue Bloods sequence (with three million copies in print), and the Witches of East Finish sequence. Her current e book releases embody bestsellers The Queen’s Murderer and the Alex & Eliza sequence, in addition to the graphic novel Gotham Excessive and The Birthday Woman. In 2020, Disney Publishing Worldwide and Melissa de la Cruz launched Melissa de la Cruz Studio, a brand new collaboration which seeks out debut and established authors to create unique content material. Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki will launch October 2022. De la Cruz is repped by Abate at 3 Arts and Goldsmith Vein on the Gotham Group.