The YA genre isn't dead. It's digital
March 24, 2016 - Uncategorized
LOS ANGELES — Who says YA adaptions are dead? Oh right, everyone who saw — or rather, didn’t see — The Divergent Series: Allegiant in theaters last weekend.
But sorry haters: The YA trend is far from over.
Even if studios are struggling to attract audiences for these types of films, the young adult book genre will live on — if not in theaters, than certainly in the digital space.
There are already a handful of YA-to-digital projects in the works (including Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall and Replica from Awesomeness Films)
And more digital studios are doubling down their efforts to take popular books and turn them into series or movies for young consumers: This week alone, two digital companies made announcements regarding new slates with YA projects on deck. Read more…