The Final Girl Support Group, a TV series based on New York Times bestselling novelist Grady Hendrix’s horror novel of the same name, is being developed by HBO Max. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah Films, It couple Barbara and Andy Muschietti’s Double Dream, and Aperture Entertainment are behind the film.
The title of the book relates to a Los Angeles-based therapy support group for six “final girls”— survivors of mass-murderer rampages whose stories inspired the slasher franchises that flooded horror films in the 1980s and 1990s, giving them minor notoriety. Random House/Berkley launched the book on Tuesday, July 13th.
The pilot will be directed by Andy Muschietti. Denver & Delilah Films’ executive producers include Charlize Theron, AJ Dix, Beth Kono, and Andrew Haas, as well as Double Dream’s Barbara and Andy Muschietti and Irene Yeung, and Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm. Hendrix will also act as an executive producer on the film.
Denver & Delilah, Theron’s production company, has also teamed up with filmmaker Niki Caro to create a feature film based on some of the best female surfers who are battling for the opportunity to compete in big-wave competitions. It’s based on Daniel Duane’s essay “The Fight For Gender Equality In One of the Most Dangerous Sports on Earth” in the New York Times Magazine.
Andy Muschietti, who has a horror history, will also helm the show’s pilot, however, no further specifics about who will be behind the remainder have been revealed. Writers, directors, and actors who haven’t been revealed yet are still being confirmed. The book, which was only released last week, is about precisely what it says on the tin: There is a support group for women in a world where the renowned slasher flicks of the 1970s and 1980s truly happened or at least legally different versions on them. They were the only ones who had survived.
In a ten-buyer bidding battle, Hendrix’s most recent book, the New York Times bestseller novel Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, was sold to Amazon Studios. For the New Republic and Aperture, Hendrix is presently adapting his novel Horrorstör. Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller star in a film version of his novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism, directed by Damon Thomas and produced by Chris Landon (Happy Death Day).
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