Book News: Take 2 of Kiera Cass’ “The Selection” Pilot

Kiera Cass’ book, The Selection, is getting a second chance after news broke yesterday that the CW has asked for a second pilot. It was given the green light before and was being developed for this season TV season but was put on hold.

It’s a new twist in the odyssey of The CW’s Hunger Games-esque project The Selection.

The sci-fi fairy tale is getting another shot at a happy ending. After originally being developed for this season, receiving a pilot order last year, getting shelved and then being rewritten, The Selection has just received a greenlight for a second pilot. Based on a novel by Kiera Cass,The Selection was dubbed “TheHunger Games meets The Bachelor.” It’s the story of a young girl named America Singer (arguably an even lamer name than Katniss Everdeen) and is set in an impoverished post-apocalyptic North America. She joins a televised competition where the prize is marrying the nation’s wealthy prince.

– From EW.com

You can read more of the article here. I haven’t read The Selection but it’s gotten a lot of buzz in the book blogging world (especially it’s cover which I found intriguing). What I do know is that the description of  “The Hunger Games meets the Bachelor” doesn’t exactly have me running to read/see it (Bachelor? Really?) but the tagline on the actual book does: 35 girls. 1 crown. The competition of a lifetime.

A. A. Omer

One thought on “Book News: Take 2 of Kiera Cass’ “The Selection” Pilot

  1. I’m interested to see this as a TV show. I think it could work – especially as a CW show. I read it last year and it’s definitely more Bachelor than Hunger Games but it’s a fun cotton candy style read

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