UK and LA based independent film and TV producer Komixx Entertainment Ltd has optioned the worldwide screen rights to the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore.
The deal was negotiated by Emily Hayward Whitlock at the Artists Partnership in association with Clare Pearson at Eddison Pearson.
Komixx has obtained the rights to develop all 18 novels in the exciting young adult thriller series, including graphic novels, for a drama series.
The Cherub series follows the undercover missions of a group of teenage secret agents who work for a division of the British Security Service called Cherub. These Cherubs live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail. When Cherub kids go undercover, no one suspects that they are trained professionals, working to infiltrate criminal organisations that have eluded MI5 and the police for years.
The first book in The Cherub series, The Recruit, was first published in 2004 by Hodder Children’s Books and the series has since sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and been translated into 25 languages, according to the publisher.
Andrew Cole-Bulgin, group chief creative officer and head of film & TV, Komixx Entertainment, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to take on an exciting and gritty thriller series that has already been breaking taboos for young adult literature, and create a dynamic new drama series for this thrill-seeking generation. Cherub stands alone as an internationally successful and globally loved series and to be able to work with renowned authors such as Robert, is testament to how far Komixx has developed as a company over the last few years.”
Muchamore said: "Over the years I’ve met with many people interested in dramatizing the Cherub series, but the team at Komixx had a unique grasp of the material. I’m confident we can produce a series that will satisfy hardcore fans, and draw a huge new audience to the world of Cherub.”