Omnifilm Entertainment and Emily Andras adapting Nora Roberts’ latest book trilogy
Omnifilm Entertainment has secured the rights to bestselling author Nora Robertsʼ latest trilogy from Berkley Books, The Cousins OʼDwyer. Lost Girl Executive Producer Emily Andras will write the television series adaptation, entitled “Blood Magick”, the title of the final book in the trilogy.
Blood Magick is a contemporary genre continuing series set in Ireland, featuring sorcerer cousins Iona, Branna and Connor OʼDwyer as they face off against the ancient evil of the dark sorcerer Cabhan.
The series begins as American-born Iona Sheehan arrives in Ireland, where her ancestorsʼ blood and magic have flowed through generations – and where her destiny awaits. She tracks down her cousins, Branna and Connor OʼDwyer, and since family is family, they invite her into their home and soon she joins their mission to defeat Cabhan.
“We at Omnifilm Entertainment are delighted to be in business with Emily Andras, the very talented Executive Producer of Lost Girl, as she adapts Nora Robertsʼ thrilling Blood Magick trilogy for television,” said Paulo de Oliveira, Omnifilm SVP Scripted Programming and Executive Producer. “Nora Roberts is an author of unparalleled popularity, and we look forward to seeing her wonderful work realized for the screen.”
All three books in the Cousins OʼDwyer trilogy – Dark Witch, Shadow Spell, and Blood Magick – debuted at #1 in both paperback and e-book categories on the New York Times bestseller list. Nora Roberts is the bestselling author of more than 200 novels with more than 500 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Every Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb title released in 2014 hit the New York Times bestseller list, keeping up a streak started in 1999.
“Iʼm very excited to bring Blood Magick to series television,” said Andras. “These characters are so passionate in their fight to protect their home and each other, itʼs easy to be drawn into their dangerous quest. Set in Ireland’s enchanting County Mayo, the books detail a haunting and sensual world. With Noraʼs stories guiding us, we look forward to bringing Branna, Connor and Iona to life for the millions of Nora Roberts fans throughout the world.”
The project is being structured as a Canada/Irish co-production and will be pitched in the coming weeks.