Irish author Cecelia Ahern’s upcoming female-centric short story collection Roar is to be turned into a TV series by Nicole Kidman and Per Saari’s Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Ahern’s Greenlight Go Productions, and literary agent and producer Theresa Park.
Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, creators of Netflix series GLOW, are attached as executive producers and showrunners.
The series is being developed in partnership with Endeavor Content, though no networks or streaming platforms were specified for the project.
The Roar story collection, set to be published in the UK in November and in the US in April 2019, consists of 30 stories exploring –sometimes comically, sometimes dramatically – aspects of the modern woman’s experience.
Ahern is best known for novels including PS I Love You and Love, Rosie, which were both made into films, and as co-creator and producer of the 2007-2009 ABC Studios TV series Samantha Who?
Ahern will serve as an executive producer on the Roar series together with Flahive, Mensch, Kidman, Saari, Papandrea, Made Up Stories’ Steve Hutensky and Park.
Papandrea, Kidman and Saari previously teamed up to producer HBO’s Big Little Lies, and Kidman, Saari and Park are currently developing The Expatriates, based on the Janice YK Lee bestseller.
The Lee project is the first series to have been ordered under Blossom Films’ recently signed deal with Amazon Studios.
Ahern commented: “I’m incredibly honoured to be working with this phenomenal team in bringing Roar from the page to the screen. The women in this collection have lived and breathed with me for so very long, I’m excited to begin the next journey of amplifying their voices.”