Jenny Han has recently signed an overall film and a television deal with Amazon.
The news seems to have come as Han is currently said to have been adapting her YA novel “The Summer I Turned Pretty” for the streaming giant. She has created the series version and also serves as the co-showrunner and the executive producer. All the projects produced under the deal going forward will now be produced by Han’s very new production company.
The first and foremost novel of the “Summer” series was originally published back in 2009. The sequels named “It’s Not Summer Without You” and “We’ll Always Have Summer” followed soon in 2010 and 2011. In addition to these three books, Han is also known for writing the famous “To All the Boys” books, which have been adapted into a three-series of hit films on Netflix and have grossed huge numbers at the global box-office. The Amazon series is said to mark her first-ever television writing credit.
She was repped by the CAA, Gendler & Kelly, ID, and Folio Literary Management.
“Not only is she (Jenny Han) a beloved and best-selling author, but she has always brought herself to the big curtains all around the world, speaking to her fans with an authentic voice that seems to have inspired, entertained her huge and growing fan base,” said Jennifer Salke, ahead of Amazon Studios. “We are so excited to now be able to be the home for Jenny and her fantastic mind to create from and a platform for the work to come. I know our global prime audience is said to thank us.”