Netflix to Adapt ‘The Selection’ Novel With Director Haifaa Al-Mansour (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/dXeFkDqMQ2— Variety (@Variety) April 10, 2020
- The Selection is a five-book series started in 2012 by Republican author Kiera Cass. As of now the series has sold 11 millions copies worldwide.
- The Selection follows teenager America Singer as she goes through the process of "Selection" which is a Bachelor-like televised programm in which she has to compete with 35 girls to get to marry the heir to throne Prince Maxon. She also has a secret lover called "Aspen" that she betrays to participate to the Selection (because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!). The novel includes more ridiculous names like "Queen Amberly", "King Clarkson", "Marlee", "Kamber" or "Kriss" and features a Dystopian-style system of caste.
- There were two previous attempts at adapting the novel but these times into a TV series. One with Aimee Teegarden (from CW's Star-crossed) and the second one with Yael Grobglas (from Jane The Virgin). Both adaptations were rejected by the CW.
- The movie will be directed by Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour who is behind the movies "Mary Shelley", "The Perfect Candidate" and Neftlix's movie "Nappily Ever After".
- Fun fact: in 2012, Kiera Cass teamed up with her agent to try to remove a one-star review on Goodreads, they also insulted the reviewer in a leaked convo as well as on social media. Once it was known to everyone, several press outlets, industry members and reviewers called the pair out for cyberbullying and attempt at manipulating reviews.
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Are you ready for this mess ONTD? Also: which repeatedly-binned adaptation(s) do you want Netflix to pick up next?