Sonya Winton-Odamtten & Jonathan I. Kidd Score HBO Pilot Script Order For Series Adaptation Of Octavia Butler’s ‘Fledgling’; Issa Rae & J.J. Abrams To EP

Sonya Winton-Odamtten & Jonathan I. Kidd Score HBO Pilot Script Order For Series Adaptation Of Octavia Butler’s ‘Fledgling’; Issa Rae & J.J. Abrams To EP
Exclusive: Octavia Butler’s novel Fledgling is getting a television adaptation at HBO.

The WarnerMedia premium network has ordered a pilot script for the project from Lovecraft Country writers and co-EPs Sonya Winton-Odamtten and Jonathan I. Kidd.

The pair, who re-upped their overall deal with HBO in December, are writing the adaptation with Issa Rae and J.J. Abrams among the exec producers.

Fledgling is a sci-fi vampire novel that Butler, the first sci-fi writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, published via Grand Central Publishing in 2005, a year before her death.

It is the story of an apparently amnesiac young girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted — and still wants — to destroy her and those she
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