It is official, Kiera Cass’ series The Selection are becoming movies. After the CW lobbied to make a television series out of the soon to be quartet, Warner Bros has won the rights, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The Selection follows 35 under privileged girls who are chosen to compete for the hand of the crown Prince of Ilya. It is sort of like the Bachelor, but with a set in stone ending. The winner will become the Queen of Ilya and they must marry the prince. The story is centered on America Singer, a young girl who only entered the selection for the benefit of her family and at the request of the boy she is sweet on. The books follow her role in the selection and how she goes from young girl unsure of what she wants and what she stands for, to a young woman in the buddings of real love and a passion to make the world a better place.
I was actually pretty excited when I heard the news that they were going to be adapting it into a film instead of a TV series. I personally feel that the TV medium would not have been appropriate for this series. There is not enough meat to the books for it to stay true to the story line and characters.
What are your opinions? Do you think it would be a better TV series than movie? Any casting predictions or hopes? Leave us a comment below and be sure to look for reviews of the books and movies in later posts and podcasts.