Per Deadline, Freeform is developing the After TV series. A live-action Sleeping Beauty sequel, After comes from Tommy Lynch, who will co-write with Adam Lash and Cori Uchida and executive produce with Robin Schwartz. Lash and Uchida wrote an episode of Heroes Reborn, before that show was cancelled by NBC.
After is based on the fantasy novel, A Wicked Thing, by Rhiannon Thomas. The novel is described as a reimagining of “what happens after happily ever after.”
Here is how Amazon describes the book:
Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of what happens after happily ever after. Vividly imagined scenes of action, romance, and political intrigue are seamlessly woven together to reveal a richly created world . . . and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
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