Adam Silvera To Adapt His Novel ‘They Both Die at the End’ for Television


#1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera is taking his talents to the small screen. Deadline has announced that the author will adapt They Both Die at the End for television!

Though originally set to be adapted by J.J. Abrams and HBO, Entertainment One has now acquired the rights. Silvera will serve as creator, writer, and executive producer. Drew Comins will produce. The pair are also adapting Silvera’s contemporary debut More Happy Than Not for HBO Max.

They Both Die at the End follows Mateo and Rufus, two teens who receive a call from Death-Cast telling them they’re going to die that day. The two meet through an app called Last Friend and set out to live their last day to the fullest.

In the past year or so, They Both Die at the End, initially published in 2017, has climbed to the top of bestseller lists, making history as the first YA book featuring queer Latinx characters to hit #1 for the NYT bestsellers. And rightfully so. Silvera crafts such a beautiful and enduring story with Mateo and Rufus that demands to be experienced. Read our article on the lasting legacy of the book here.

There’s currently no word on what network or streaming service the show will premiere on or a projected release time frame. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

Find the rest of our coverage on Adam Silvera here.

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

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