Lion Forge developing tween series based on upcoming ‘Rebel Girls’ novels

Secret Society Of Rebel Girls: Nina And The Mysterious Mailbox

Lion Forge Entertainment, the US-based studio behind the Oscar-winning Hair Love, is developing a live action TV series based on the Rebel Girl tween franchise.

The Secret Society Of Rebel Girls will be set in the world of the Ada Lovelace School, with the series following classmates Nina, Maya, Kai and Zoe as they find themselves by seeking advice from women from a variety of historical eras.

The show’s story and characters were conceived by children’s TV writer Anna McCleery, who has publishing and television plans for the franchise.

The first novel in the franchise, Secret Society Of Rebel Girls: Nina And The Mysterious Mailbox is due to be published on 13 August 13, written by author Marti Dumas, as the first of six planned middle grade books in the series.

Lion Forge Entertainment president and CCO Stephanie Sperber is spearheading development of the TV series adaptation, with McCleery writing the pilot and serving as creator and executive producer.

Jes Wolfe, Rebel Girls CEO, said: “Creating our first fiction property with Secret Society Of Rebel Girls has been an incredible road, and I know girls will discover friendship, adventure and confidence in the stories of Nina, Maya, Kai and Zoe.

“As a girl-first brand, we are proud to produce storytelling that reflects girlhood today and showcase characters readers can identify with and embrace for the triumphs, adversity and weirdness in everyday life.”

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