Frederator Studios, a WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. company, has acquired the rights to develop a new, original animated series based on the New York Times best-selling, award-winning steampunk urban fantasy novel series, the Parasol Protectorate, by author Gail Carriger.
“As a massive fan of animation, I am so excited and honored to have this series in their talented hands,” Carriger said. “I can’t wait to collaborate and see them work their story magic on Alexia and all her friends. I think it’s going to be ridiculously fun.”
With over a million copies in print, the Parasol Protectorate series (which includes the books Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless) has been translated into more than a dozen different languages and turned into graphic novels. It’s a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, with Kirkus praising the books by calling them “witty, engaging and fun.”
“Parasol Protectorate is a wickedly fun, addictive and refreshing paranormal adventure and will be an incredibly exciting and wonderful addition to the animation space,” says Frederator CEO, Michael Hirsh.
Set in anachronistic Victorian London, the Parasol Protectorate stories follow the exploits of Alexia Tarabotti, who finds herself caught in a mystery concerning London’s paranormal high society alongside the gorgeous Scottish werewolf, Lord Maccoon.
The animated series will be executive produced by Carriger, Hirsh and Kevin Kolde, VP Production for Frederator Studios.