Unearthly and The Selection tv shows!
By now I'm sure a lot of you have heard that Unearthly by Cynthia Hand was in the running to get turned into a tv show by the CW. Today I have just found out that Kiera Cass' novel, The Selection, is being made into a tv show also!
After digging into this a little further, I found some websites that said Unearthly has not yet gotten passed for a pilot, but so far The Selection is well on it's way to hitting the CW channel this fall!
So I have to admit, I'm sort of on the fence about the CW and it's books to shows business. On the one hand, I'm super excited, especially for The Selection to be made into a tv show. I think it will be amazing. I highly doubt, however, that it's anything close to the Hunger Games, as I've heard a lot of people say. I really hope Unearthly ends up making it onto tv too, but I wouldn't be that heartbroken if it stayed as a book.
Getting to my next point, I LOVE shows like the Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl, and really hope these 2 books turn into shows as well, but can the CW really not come up with their own original material for shows, that they have to always turn popular YA books into their tv shows? I'm not saying I'm against it in any way, I'm just wondering, since it seems like all the movies and tv shows these days are either based off of best selling novels, or are remakes of things already done.
I guess what I'm really trying to say, is I think it'd be a lot better if it was 50/50. Sure, make awesome books like the Hunger Games, Gossip Girl, etc. into books and movies, but still have some original material happening here. It's getting a bit old seeing all the same stuff all the time, how about something new for a change?
What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment below and let me know!