Soon, Netflix will debut a new teen series based on the bestselling Geek Girl book series. Waterside Studios, Nelvana, Ruby Rock Pictures, and Aircraft Pictures have joined forces on this project, and production is expected to begin later this year.
Ten episodes have been ordered by Netflix and Corus Entertainment; each will last for about 30 minutes.
What Is The Point Of Geek Girl?
British author Holly Smale, who created the source material for the show, wrote a total of six books for the series, which were released between 2013 and 2017.
There are six entries in the book, and they are as follows:
Geek Girl (2013)
Model Misfit (2013)
Picture Perfect (2014)
All That Glitters (2015)
Head Over Heels (2016)
Forever Geek (2017)
What Actress Or Actresses Will Play The Lead Role In Netflix Geek Girl?
As of February 2023, no announcements regarding the cast have been made.
Rob Kelly Casting sent out a call on February 2nd, 2023, looking for a woman to play the lead in the new show.
They are looking for an actor to fill the role of Harriet Manners and have set the application deadline for February 17th, stating that they really encourage neurodiverse people to apply.
It also backs up what we’ve heard about manufacturing starting in the spring and continuing through the summer.
When Do You Plan To Start Shooting Geek Girl?
Production on the new show will launch in the UK in the early spring of 2023.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any details about when the teen show will premiere just yet.
Dramatic Rights To Smale’s Geek Girl Series Were Purchased By Netflix
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The film rights to Geek Girl, one of Holly Smale’s teen best sellers, have been purchased by Netflix (HarperCollins).
Kate Shaw of The Shaw Agency and Rebecca Watson of Valerie Hoskins Associates has closed a deal with Jeff Norton of Waterside Studios to sell him the rights (part of Corus Entertainment).
Waterside Studios, in association with Nelvana, RubyRock Pictures (UK), and Aircraft Pictures (US) will develop and create the show’s ten 30-minute episodes (Canada). It will debut on Netflix around the world and in Canada on Corus Entertainment’s TV and radio networks.
Smale’s own story serves as inspiration for the plot of Geek Girl, which centers on a socially awkward neurodivergent teen named Harriet whose world is turned upside down when she is discovered and signed by a modeling agency.
Smale, who had been a young model, was diagnosed with autism at age 39 and hoped to reflect this in her writing. Her books have been translated into 28 other languages since their original publication in the UK nearly a decade ago.
It was Harriet’s “strong and unusual voice” that so impressed Shaw and Watson, they added. They went on to say, “[We’re] happy to have found the appropriate collaborators to bring Holly’s novel to the film.”
The Cassandra Complex is Smale’s first novel for adults, and it will be released this spring by Century in the UK and Mira in the US (as Cassandra in Reverse). It’s being hailed as a “high-concept humorous novel” with a neurodivergent protagonist. The rights in those languages, as well as German and Dutch, as well as Finnish, have already been sold.