MarVista Entertainment, the Fox-owned studio, is turning Seraphina Nova Glass' novel On A Quiet Street into a television series. The company, which is also behind Chelsea Peretti's film First Time Female Director and Hallmark series The Way Home, has optioned the thriller for a limited series.
It will partner with Canadian producer Neshama Entertainment, in which it has a stake, to produce the series.
The book was published last year by HarperCollins' Graydon House Books and is set in an exclusive community on the Oregon coast.
On a Quiet Street tells the story of two female best friends - Paige and Cora. Cora thinks her husband Finn is cheating - all she has to do is catch him in the act. That's where Paige comes in. Paige lost her son to a hit-and-run last year, and she's drowning in the kind of grief that makes people do reckless things like spying on locals, looking for proof that her son's death wasn't an accident... and agreeing to Cora's plan to reveal what kind of man Finn really is. Meanwhile, their withdrawn new neighbor Georgia is acting stranger and stranger every day. But what on earth can such a sweet young mother hide?
MarVista's SVP, Strategy and Content Angie Day and VP, Development, Beth Bruckner O'Brien will lead development of the series and the book option has been agreed with Grandview Entertainment.
On a Quiet Street is the latest book from Nova Glass. She is the author of The Vanishing Hour and Such A Good Wife and her fifth book, The Vacancy in Room 10, will be released in April 2024. She is repped by Grandview, Sharon Bowers at Folio Literary Agency in New York, Neda Niroumand at Link Entertainment for screenwriting and Robert A. Freedman Agency in New York for playwriting.
“I absolutely love this novel,” said Hannah Pillemer, EVP, Creative at MarVista Entertainment. “From the complex relationships, intrigue, suspense, and picturesque setting, I knew the moment I started reading On a Quiet Street it would perfectly translate to screen as a series with global appeal. Seraphina is an incredibly talented, successful, and highly regarded author and in On a Quiet Street, she has created strong female leads in that fit perfectly into Marvista’s long-standing support of female storytellers and characters.”