When it comes to book adaptations for screen — whether it’s on the big screen or small screen — it’s nearly impossible to please book fans while managing to capture the essence of the books through a different medium. Most of the time, live-action adaptations fall well short of their book counterparts (and some are just disastrous).
But luckily Freeform has struck gold with their upcoming YA adaptation of Rebecca Serle’s Famous In Love, which tells the tale of how a small-town girl goes from unknown to international phenomenon when she lands the lead in a blockbuster YA movie series. The books themselves were tantalizing. They were those books that you swear you’ll put down after another chapter and wind up finishing the book at 2am.
While we won’t say much about the pilot, Famous In Love is poised to be the next big thing for Freeform. It’ll manage to engulf its audience much like Pretty Little Liars has done over the years. It’s fresh. It’s smart. It’s addictive. Simply put, get ready.
As if the wait until April wasn’t long enough, Freeform has released some new cast portraits that feature this sizzling hot cast that’ll be all over your screens come April. Get ready for your next obsession!
Famous In Love, starring Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, and Keith Powers, premieres April 18 on Freeform.