When it comes to upcoming television shows, Famous in Love is one that we can’t wait for. The truth is we’ve watched the screener 11 times and are anxiously awaiting for episode 2. It’s amazing.
The key art for the show was released the other day and it’s beautiful.
It left us thinking – why are we excited for Famous in Love? We decided to break it down for you.
MARLENE KING IS PRODUCING
Marlene King is the amazing brains behind Pretty Little Liars. She took Sarah Shepard’s book series and made it into the show that we know and love. We know that she knows what it means to take a book to the screen and the adaptations that are and aren’t necessary. She knows how to relate to fans and embrace fandom. She’s talented and makes sure that she delivers a quality product. She’s a badass boss babe.
THE WRITER IS INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION
The amazing thing about Rebecca Serle is she is a fangirl. She loved and reviewed The Vampire Diaries for years and that’s part of what makes it so important that she is a part of this show. She’s part of the creative decision making, writing, producing – she’s there making sure that the fans are getting everything that they love and more. Sure they are changes, but they are still in world and not just gratuitous.
We’ve learned through the years that it’s pretty important that an author is involved with the show/movie based off their book and so we’re glad that Rebecca is a part of this.
THE BOOK WAS A PAGE TURNER
We’ve been huge fans of the book since day 1. COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. See, we’ve been fangirls for forever, for as long as we can remember. There is a lot of things that we know about fandom and what goes on that we will save for our memoirs one day. But if you want to know what goes on – if you really want to look behind the scenes, this is a great start. You really should pick up Famous In Love now.
We admit that we have seen the screener for the pilot episode for the show and what blew us away – BELLA THORNE. Yes, we’ve known that she could act – but we’re telling you that when you watch this show, you will see just how talented she is. She’s a perfect Paige.
THE MEN OF FAMOUS IN LOVE
Guys – we will freely admit that we didn’t know the names Carter Jenkins, Charlie Depew, or Keith Powers before Famous In Love. We are sad about that – because these boys are talented. While we don’t want to give too much away, we will tell you that we wouldn’t mind any of these men fighting over us.
We’re torn between Team Rainer and Team Jordan over here. But we’re pretty sure that Team Jake is going to be another thing we are torn over too.
WE’RE INTRIGUED BY THE BOOK TO TV CHANGES
Contrary to popular belief, we know that there are changes when anything is adapted. We’re fine with that. We embrace it. And judging by the pilot, the changes are really worth it. So we’re excited to see where those go.
WE LOVE FANDOM AND THIS SHOW HAS IT
Famous In Love is about a girl who gets pulled from obscurity to star in a movie based off a book. We may not have been pulled out to star in a movie, but we know that the fandom that goes along with it – and we’re excited about all of this. Famous In Love is the life that we relate to following and we’re so excited to see the fandom around it explode.
Famous in Love debuts April 18th on Freeform.