Stephen McDonogh's Lone Wolf Pictures has acquired rights to Anthony Ryan's Raven's Shadow fantasy book franchise to develop as a TV series, and is partnering on the project with Paul Telegdy and Stefan Telegdy's the Whole Spiel, Deadline reported.
Tentatively titled Queen of Fire, the project will feature the legends, worlds and characters of the Raven's Shadow book trilogy (Blood Song, Tower Lord and Queen of Fire), its sequel, the Raven's Blade duology, and collections of Raven's Shadow short stories. McDonogh, Paul Telegdy and Ryan will executive produce. A search is underway for a showrunner.
"Once drawn into Ryan's masterful storytelling, audiences will delight in the twist to the immensely satisfying non-stop action, with heretics challenging the monastic orders of faith, legendary characters and monstrous creatures in an extraordinary struggle for power spanning a world of empires," said McDonogh. "Queen of Fire is an unﬂinchingly brave story of people and empires bitterly divided, and the vital necessity of overcoming their diﬀerences to have any hope of making a better world."
Telegdy added: "Ryan's beautifully crafted body of work has captured the attention of millions and we are honored to bring it to life on television. The robust and timeless storylines of this epic franchise provide endless possibilities to uniquely engage and captivate a global audience."
Ryan commented: "I am thrilled with the production's fresh, original and expansive vision for adapting my books and stories for global screen audiences and core fans alike. It is an exciting opportunity to collaborate closely with the creative team in bringing my universe and characters to life on screen."