News Book News TV | Written by Laura Potier 19/11/2021

Dystopian Fantasy LEGEND Being Developed For TV

YA fiction author Marie Lu is developing a series adaptation of her celebrated dystopian fantasy novel, Legend, over at Bound Entertainment.

Set in a futuristic, militarised world where what was once the western United States is now home to the totalitarian Republic of America, a nation constantly at war with its neighbours, Legend follows two teenagers: Day lives in the slums as one of the country's most wanted criminal, while June is a military prodigy, groomed by the Republic's highest circles. Their paths cross when the former becomes suspected of June's brother's murder.

Lu has said that she was inspired to write the series by Les Miserables, wanting to recreate the conflict between Valjean and Javert in a teenage context.  

Deadline revealed that the author will be developing the series and writing the pilot alongside Lindsay Sturman (Supergirl, Teen Wolf, Nightflyers), who will also executive produce.

Legend is only the first novel of a four-part series so, without getting too far ahead of ourselves, there's plenty of content to adapt from should the adaptation make it to screens. No word yet on who else might be attached or on casting, but stay tuned for more as we hear it.