Kennedy Ryan's novel Before I Let Go is in development at Peacock from UCP and Universal Television, Deadline reported. Malcolm D. Lee will direct and executive produce via his Blackmaled Productions banner alongside Dominique Telson as executive producer. Also exec producing are Get Lifted Film Co. alongside Debra Martin Chase via her Martin Chase Productions, and author Ryan. A writer has not yet been attached to the project.
The author of novels The Kingmaker, Queen Move, and the historic Audie-award winner Reel, Ryan "is the first Black author to win the romance industry's prestigious RITA Award, recently redubbed the Vivian, for her novel Long Shot," Deadline noted.