A beloved teen novel is getting a Netflix adaptation.
The streaming large introduced Thursday that Judy Blume’s common 1975 novel “Eternally” is being “reimagined” by author/producer Mara Brock Akil for “a brand new technology.”
“It’s an epic love story of two Black teenagers exploring romance and their identities by way of the awkward journey of being one another’s firsts,” in accordance with a press launch.
Akil is finest recognized for creating hits like “Girlfriends,” “The Sport,” “Being Mary Jane” and “Love Is.”
“Judy Blume’s skill to seize the actual feelings we expertise throughout the varied rites of passage of our youth influenced my life decisions and writing voice. I’m honored to reimagine certainly one of my favourite books, ‘Eternally,’” Akil mentioned in a press release. “I’m thrilled to have the chance of a lifetime to companion with a childhood icon and produce this story to my Netflix dwelling, the place the concept of your past love being with you Eternally is shared with the world by way of the lens of Black love.”
Akil will function showrunner and government producer.
The collection doesn’t but have a goal premiere date.