Elizabeth Banks Will Direct And Star In An Adaptation Of The Red Queen For Peacock.

Elizabeth Banks

Red Queen is set in an alternate near-future America where democracy is replaced by a monarchy led by a group of humans with superpowers who rule with an iron fist over those without powers.

Red Queen, a drama based on Victoria Aveyard’s best-selling YA fantasy novel, has been picked up by Peacock for development. Elizabeth Banks will play a prominent supporting role in the possible series, which she and Max Handelman will executive produce under company Brownstone Prods.

Red Queen is a co-written project by former Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz and Aveyard from Warner Bros. TV, where Brownstone and Schwartz have overall deals. Universal Television, a part of Universal Company Group, and Brownstone will co-produce alongside the independent studio.

Elizabeth Banks

From Susan Rovner’s old studio WBTV, this is one of the first headline purchases for the NBCUniversal division run by Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCU Television, and Streaming.

The novel Red Queen is set in a near-future America where democracy has been supplanted by a monarchy led by a handful of superhumans who govern with an iron grip over those without. Mare, a feisty young lady born into poverty with no supernatural abilities, Elizabeth Banks doing her best to live and defend her family until she finds the unthinkable: she, too, possesses supernatural abilities! This astonishing revelation flips our world on its head, propelling our unexpected hero to the forefront of a movement for the downtrodden as she searches for the truth behind the biggest mystery of all…how she got to be so strong in the first place.

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