Lauren Graham & Mae Whitman Adapting The Royal We

THIS IS AMAZING NEWS. Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman are adapting a film version of novel The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, a.k.a. the geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself. I’ve been a fan of theirs for a long time, so I expected to like this book – the story of an American student who falls in love with the future king of England – but where I expected a fun, fluffy romance, I found a rich, complex novel, and I loved it.

I also love the idea of Whitman starring as Bex. Who do we think should be Nick????

Shannara Chronicles Premiere Date + NYCC Trailer!

Shannara ChroniclesWe are going to be spoiled for new fantasy TV adaptations come January – in addition to ABC Family/Freeform’s Shadowhunters premiering January 12th, as I posted earlier today, we’ve got The Magicians on Syfy sometime during the month, and now we’ve got a date for MTV’s Shannara Chronicles as well: January 5th!

Take a look at the new trailer they premiered at NYCC over the weekend. I like Austin Butler, but I’m not sure I’m buying this whole . . . thing, at least not yet. You?

Shadowhunters Sneak Peeks & Premiere Date!

ShadowhuntersAt long last, we have a premiere date for Shadowhunters – it will debut on ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) on January 12th, along with new episodes of Pretty Little Liars. And we ALSO have two teasers and two sneak peeks from the show. It looks like it will be quite a ride. Buckle in and watch, then let me know what you think! So far I think it all looks basically fine, but Magnus and Simon seem particularly perfect.

Teaser 1:

Teaser 2:

Sneak Peek 1:

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First Trailer for Shadowhunters

ShadowhuntersAt long last, we have our first look at the upcoming Freeform (nee ABC Family) series Shadowhunters, based on the books by Cassandra Clare! It’s a BuzzFeed exclusive, so I can’t embed, but head over there to watch and then come back and discuss . . .

I . . . huh. I’m not quite sure what to think. It looks very different from the books (and movie) but I’m willing to go with that if it works as a show; the main thing I’m looking for with this kind of show is fun, I think, and this trailer looks reasonably fun. Magnus seems PERFECT but I’m reserving judgment on Clary and Jace.

Your thoughts?