There is a time for everything, and we’re guessing that this option was based off the fact that Dickinson on Apple TV+ has been so immensely popular, so My Lady Jane‘s time has come.
The 2016 book by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton has been optioned for television. Parkes+MacDonald has acquired the book for television development.
My Lady Jane was one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Young Adult Books of the Year in 2016 (when it was published).
The book is set in an alternate England in 1553, where the country is on the verge of a civil war. 16 year old Jane is just trying to live her life, reading her books, when her cousin King Edward VI arranges her marriage to Gifford, a strange man who has some supernatural stuff going on. And by supernatural, I legit mean the man is a horse.
It’s a comedy – and there is a lot of shit going on in this book, but I will admit that this isn’t for everyone. It’s a retelling and it’s good, but like, it’s a lot.
The book is told from three perspectives – Jane, Edward, and Gifford.
The adaptation will be penned by Gemma Burgess. She will also executive produce.
This shall be interesting.