Sylvia Day's 'Crossfire' novel series to be adapted for TV by Lionsgate
Lionsgate has optioned the rights to Day's bestselling series of romantic novels with the intention of turning them into a TV series. The adult novel franchise, which has sold over 12 million copies since debuting in 2012, centers on Eva Tramell, a young upstart in the advertising world, and billionaire businessman Gideon Cross, who are both trying to overcome devastating and abusive pasts.
As they find themselves drawn to one another, both physically and emotionally, the two must find a way to heal one another in the hope of moving on and establishing a healthy romantic relationship.
"Sylvia has created an enduring, sexy and edgy story, and we're looking forward to working with her to create a show that both excites and connects with audiences as her books have done," Lionsgate TV EVP Chris Selak says. Selak will oversee the development of the project.
So far, Day's series includes three novels ("Bared to You," "Reflected in You" and "Entwined with You"), with a fourth, 'Captivated by You," due in late 2013-early 2014.
"I am thrilled to have Lionsgate as a partner on the 'Crossfire' series," Day says. "This is a studio that has been incredibly successful with book adaptations and I can't wait to collaborate with them in bringing the story to life."
Lionsgate's history with book-to-screen adaptations include the buzzy new Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" and the "Hunger Games" and "Twilight" film franchises.