Netflix has acquired a series adaptation of Adam Silvera's 2017 YA novel They Both Die at the End after "a very competitive situation, with five streamers/networks bidding," Deadline reported. The project is from Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen, Yellowjackets executive producer Drew Comins and studio eOne as well as music star Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (aka Bad Bunny).
Van Dusen is writing the pilot script and executive producing through his CVD Productions alongside Silvera, Ocasio and Comins via his eOne-based Creative Engine. Entertainment One acquired U.S. rights to the novel in 2021 for Comins. Van Dusen came on board a year later when he was wrapping his run on Bridgerton and had identified the novel as the kind of project he would like to tackle next, Deadline noted. They Both Die at the End had previously been in development as a series at HBO with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly.