The More Happy news continues! Deadline is reporting that the bestselling YA novel More Happy Than Not (MHTN) by Adam Silvera will be adapted into an TV series by HBO max. The show is set to be a one-hour series from Drew Comins at Creative Engine Entertainment and eOne. Though the show is still searching for its writer and director, Comins and Silvera are attached to executive produce. MHTN is the second of Silvera’s books to receive the television treatment. They Both Die at the End is also in the works with HBO.
More Happy Than Not follows 16-year-old Aaron Soto, who’s trying to find happiness again after the unexpected suicide of his father. Even with the support from his mother and his girlfriend, Aaron struggles to remember what happiness is — that is, until he meets Thomas, a new kid in the neighborhood. After the two become friends, Aaron soon realizes he may have feelings for Thomas beyond friendship and struggles to accept them. Convinced he can never be happy because of feelings, and more deeply, his identity, Aaron turns to a memory-altering procedure from the Leteo Institute. MHTN is a harrowing and emotional story about happiness and what it means to find it, even if you have to lose a part of yourself to get it.
Silvera is also releasing a deluxe version of MHTN on June 2, which includes a brand-new additional chapter to Aaron’s story. It is available for pre-order here.