Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children Series is Hitting the Small Screen


Famous Wayward Children Series Is Reportedly Being Adapted to TV

If you’ve been keeping up with famous and award-winning fantasy series of late, then you’ve probably heard of the Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire. If you’re a fan, then we have some great news for you! The question fans have been asking for ages has finally been answered. The series is going to hit the small screen!

Wayward Children

The Wayward Children series is written by Seanan McGuire and is currently four novellas long. There are more books expected in the series, so it is far from over. The series explores what a world would be like if there were doorways acting as a portal to other worlds.

The series itself revolves around Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children (hence the inspiration for the series name). This school acts a reform school, of sorts. And in a way, it is. Its goal is to help the children abandoned or otherwise separated from the other worlds they found.

The novellas in the series read in this order; Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the Sugar Sky, and In An Absent Dream. The next novella in the series is going to be named Come Tumbling Down, and is due out sometime in 2020.

The Adaptation

Legendary Television and Syfy have bought the rights to turn the book series into a TV series. Joe Tracz has been brought on to adapt the series for the small screen. The adaptation is going to start with the first novella, Every Heart a Doorway. It’ll likely get through the whole book series if it does well.

Since the news was just announced on Monday, we don’t know much more than that at this point. But we’ll be expecting to hear more, hopefully very soon.

The Announcement

Seanan McGuire took to Twitter on Monday to announce the news. She’s famous for hating having to keep secrets from her fans, but unfortunately, there is a right time and place to announce major news like this. Thankfully the time came for her to speak about it.

Naturally, McGuire is ecstatic about the news. She also wanted to take some time to talk to her fans about how a series can change from paper to screen. She has faith in the people in charge, but also wants to remind us that the series is officially out of her hands (not counting any future books, of course).

We’re pretty excited too! Make sure to follow  us for more information as it breaks.



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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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