Libba Bray’s upcoming novel will follow a band of young New Yorkers with mysterious powers who become embroiled in an epic battle after a series of occult slayings.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire will produce from an adapted screenplay by Bray, who will serve as executive producer.

Little, Brown Books will publish The Diviners in September as the first of a four-part series.

Lis Rowinski oversees Fake Empire’s film business and negotiated the en rights deal for Bray alongside Fake Empire creative executive Jay Marcus, who brought in the project. 

Paramount will release Fake Empire’s first feature Fun Size directed by Schwartz in October. WME represents Schwartz, Savage and Fake Empire.