Writers Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie, who worked together in Roswell, New Mexico, are leading the series’ development.
“We’ve been obsessed with this beloved story for years and for a while it seemed like it might be the one that got away from us,” Plec and MacKenzie said. “But finally, we are elated to be bringing it to life with everyone at Prime Video and UTV [Universal Television], who are just as passionate about this twisty tale as we are.”
We Were Liars tells the story of Cadence, a teenage girl who spends her summers on her wealthy family’s private island. After a mysterious accident, Cadence tries to figure out exactly what is real and what isn’t in this tale of classism, young love, and – most of all – secrets.
“We’re also incredibly grateful that the author [Lockhart] has joined our creative team behind the scenes,” Plec and MacKenzie added. Lockhart will serve as an executive producer on the series.
I remember staying up late to read this novel and how much I cried when I hit the end. I’m curious about how the book will adapt to a series-long format, but I am excited for more people to experience this heartbreaking and surprising story.
Plus, book-to-TV adaptations continue to be popular, which will surely appeal to book lovers and new viewers alike.
We Were Liars isn’t the only book-related series that Amazon Studios has in the works. Nine-episode series The Power starts airing on March 31st on Prime Video. The series, based on Naomi Alderman’s book, tells the story of teenage girls that can suddenly control electricity.
We’ll likely have to wait a while for more news on the series, but it’s exciting to hear that things are moving forward.
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