CW Optioned the Rights for Victoria Schwab’s ‘City of Ghosts’


CW to Develop Victoria Schwab Novel 


CW just announced that they’ll be adapting Victoria Schwab’s City of Ghosts into a TV series. This isn’t the only novel series that CW has worked to get their hands on in recent times, but it’s still exciting. Here’s hoping CW continues this trend.

City of Ghosts

The series followed twelve-year-old Cassidy in her paranormal adventures. Well, more accurately her parents’ adventures—at first. What makes Cassidy so different and so perfect for the world her parents love is the fact that she sees ghosts. And no, it isn’t as romantic or fun as it sounds.

The series itself is based in Scotland, specifically at the University of Edinburgh. Between a fascinating plot and what is assured to be beautiful views, the series was bound to get adapted into a TV series.

The Adaptation

While not much has been officially confirmed about the series, we still know a decent amount about the adaptation. It looks like the TV series will be basing their works off the original, but it will be a very different beast. For one thing, Cassidy will not be a twelve-year-old girl. Instead, she’ll be a college grad student, and it looks like she’ll be the one studying paranormal events as opposed to her parents.

While we don’t know for sure if Cassidy’s powers will stay the same, it feels safe to assume that at least some of them will be present in the TV version. Some of the characters have been confirmed, but not all of them. So, fans are holding their breath waiting for more information.


Victoria Schwab. Author of ‘City of Ghosts’

Victoria Schwab (also known as V.E. Schwab) posted the announcement on her Twitter account, sharing articles about it. She also shared her opinion on the matter, specifically about the difference between the book and the series: “Confession: Part of me is really, really glad/relieved that the show is designed to be so different from the book. Adaptation is a tricky thing, and the more different these two products are, the more they can exist unto themselves.” It seems like a reasonable and mature reaction to it all.

The Crew

Karen Wyscarver and Sanford Golden have been pulled in to work on the screenplay. You may recognize them from their work on shows like Taken, NCIS: New Orleans, and Bones.

Marlene King and Lauren Wagner are the executive producers of the series. Warner Bros. Television and Long Lake Media are also involved on the project. 

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Cat Wyatt

Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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