QC Entertainment Picked Up Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers
Exciting news for Chuck Wendig fans! QC Entertainment just picked up his novel, Wanderers, for a TV series.
Wanderers is by Chuck Wendig, and believe it or not, the novel hasn’t even released yet. But the hype is real, as evidenced by the bidding war for the adaptation rights. QC Entertainment ended up winning that battle, but it was a near thing.
The novel is set to release on July 2nd of this year, so at least we won’t have to wait much longer for it. It’s described as being along the same vein as The Stand and Station Eleven. In it is a world full of unique and different characters—ones you’d never expect to see interacting with one another. But then again, that was before everything went wrong. In a world where society is falling apart, and sleepwalkers roam the streets, there are only so many routes to the truth.
Part of the reason for the interest in the novel, not counting the description, of course, is that Chuck Wendig has been making it big lately. His latest trilogy, Star Wars: Aftermath, sold beyond expectations, as have many other novels of his.
Technically just because a series was optioned for an adaptation doesn’t automatically mean it will happen. However, given the bidding war that went on here, it seems pretty likely that QC Entertainment will move on with the series. They’ve already established that Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, and Ilene Staple will be the producers for the new series. Since Ilene Staple is the one that brought Wanderers to QC’s attention, this makes complete sense.
QC Entertainment is the company that brought us smash hits like Get Out and BlacKkKlansman. However, Wanderers would officially be their first foray into the world of television. So it’s a pretty big deal, on the whole.