Are you a fan of Tosca Lee’s plague thriller The Line Between? Of course you aren’t. The novel hasn’t even been released yet. However, that’s not stopping Hollywood from adapting the novel to TV. The still-unreleased story is heading to the small screen via Radar Pictures and Marlboro Road Gang Productions.
To be fair, it looks like The Line Between is a fantastic story. We got a snippet of the plot via Deadline:
In The Line Between, an ancient disease re-emerges from the melting permafrost to cause madness in its victims. As the mysterious medical cases spiral toward pandemic and an opportunistic cyber attack plunges the nation into chaos, 22-year-old doomsday cult escapee Wynter Roth, who spent her life preparing for the apocalypse, utilizes her survival skills to lead those with her to safety in a harrowing new reality.
A young protagonist, a post-apocalyptic world, a mysterious and haunting disease. Blend those all together and you’ve got a recipe for a sure-fire hit in today’s thriller market. With huge successes like Bird Box and A Quiet Place dominating the thriller genre right now, it only makes sense that someone would want to capitalize on an idea like Lee’s. And in today’s climate, surviving in a world where it seems everyone has gone mad is a very relatable horror tale. The Line Between hits bookshelves on January 29th, but there’s no word yet on when we’ll see the TV adaptation.
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