Another Young Adult novel is headed for the screen in a slightly unconventional manner, and it will star Buffy‘s Amber Benson.
Buffy star Amber Benson has signed on to play Amelie (the Founder of Morganville) in a Morganville Vampires web series adaptation. New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the adaptation.
The Kickstarter has raised $22,285 of the $75,000 goal to date, and has another 24 days to run before it closes at 11.29am EDT on Thursday 11 July.
After several failed attempts to get a Morganville Vampires adaptation done in a more conventional manner, Caine took matters into her own hands. Teaming up with web producer/director Blake Calhoun (Continuum, Exposed), Caine hopes to bring the story to life in an initial run of six episodes.
It is unclear exactly which books the web series will be based on (there are 14 books so far!), however it will be called Morganville: The Series.
The Kickstarter campaign offers rewards ranging from a personal twitter shout-out from the author, to a signed DVD of the final product. If you pledge $10,000, you will get a co-producer credit on the series – but that’s for the most die-hard fans.
‘Morganville: The Series’ synopsis:
A brave teen (Claire Danvers) moves to the very isolated West Texas town to attend the local university, only to (a) run afoul of the local mean (very mean) girls, and (b) move to the safety of off-campus housing with three strangers.
But the plot thickens when she discovers that her new housemates aren’t crazy: Morganville really is run by vampires. They own it, and every one in it. And now … they own her.