Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan optioned for a television series

Many of you came out to hear Cathy Buchanan, author of The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still, when I hosted her in September. Now she has some great news to share...

Hello, Brian.
The Painted Girls has been out in the wide world for almost a year, and I couldn’t be happier with its reception. It’s a #1 bestseller in Canada and a New York Time Bestseller in the US. It's been translated into four languages, with more to come, and is in development as a television series (see below). Most recently, I’m thrilled it’s found its way onto a bunch of Best Books of 2013 lists. Yes, what a year.

The Painted Girls has been optioned for a television series by the CW Network and CBS Television. And in stellar news, Dan Jinks (American Beauty, Big Fish, Milk and Pushing Daisies) has signed on as producer and Tony-nominated playwright Geoffrey Nauffts (Next Fall) as screenwriter.

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  1. This one of my favourite book of all time. So pleased it has been optioned for a television series.

  2. Do you happen to know which languages has The Painted Girls been translated into?
    I'm working on the novel for a final paper. Hope you can help me, thanks [:

  3. I found The Painted Girls to be a heart-breaking, beautiful story and I walked away feeling like I'd read something that wasn't only interesting, but educational and enriching as well. Buchanan has redeemed herself in my eyes with this subject matter and I'm anxiously awaiting her next project.