Independent TV producer Komixx entertainment optioned screen rights to Robert Muchamore’s “Cherub” and will create a drama series based off of the 18-book series.
Muchamore’s immensely popular series follows a team of teenage secret agents, predominantly orphans, operating under the British Security Service in a special division known as CHERUB.
“‘Cherub’ stands alone as an internationally successful and globally loved series,” said group chief creative officer and head of film and TV for Komixx Entertainment Andrew Cole-Bulgin to Variety. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to take on an exciting and gritty thriller series that has already been breaking taboos for young-adult literature, and create a dynamic new drama series for this thrill-seeking generation.”
Komixx is no stranger to YA adaptations, having developed Beth Reekles’ The Kissing Booth for Netflix. The company is also working on adaptations of Simon Mayo’s “Itch” books and The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr.