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Wayward Children, Seanan McGuire’s award-winning novella series—about what happens when your portal fantasy story is over and you return to the real world — is being adapted for television.

Legendary Television and Syfy will bring Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children to the small screen, beginning with Every Heart a Doorway. Joe Tracz, whose writing credits include Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief musical and the A Series of Unfortunate Events TV series, will adapt the novella and serve as showrunner.

More about Every Heart a Doorway:

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.

No matter the cost.

The four-book series, beginning with Every Heart a Doorway, centers on a mysterious boarding school for students who have returned from trips to magical worlds where they were heroes or monsters and now have to readjust to being ordinary children. All of them are looking for a way back to their fantasy realms, but when students start turning up dead, those who remain team up to catch the killer — lest none of them ever get to go home again.

McGuire’s series has won a number of awards, including Alex and Hugo honors in 2017. The prolific author, who’s published more than 40 novels, plus novellas and short stories, in the past decade, also writes Spider-Gwen and X-Men comics for Marvel.

Wayward Children has won multiple awards including the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and ALA RUSA Fantasy Awards, and was a World Fantasy and British Fantasy finalist and Tiptree Honor List book.

Seanan McGuire is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, with several science fiction and fantasy themed albums to her credit. Many of them can be heard right here on SCIFI.radio, the only radio station to regularly play her work.

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