SAVVY To Be Adapted Into Series Produced By Walden Media and Marsai Martin
Mibs Beaumont is coming to the small screen…
Walden Media and Marsai Martin’s Genius Entertainment have announced that they will partner to produce the original TV series Savvy, based on the award-winning children’s novel of the same name. Released in 2008 by bestselling author Ingrid Law, and co-published by Penguin Random House and Walden Media, the New York Times bestseller and critically acclaimed book has received countless awards including the Newbery Honor, and Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Awards. Savvy was also an Oprah’s Reading List Pick. Actress and executive producer Marsai Martin is known for her portrayal of Diane Johnson in the hit ABC comedy Black-ish.
The series will follow protagonist Mibs Beaumont, who is elated for her upcoming birthday. Not only does turning 13 officially make her a teenager, but in the Beaumont family, the 13th birthday is when Beaumonts discover their “savvy,” their own supernatural power. While Mibs’ grandfather can move mountains, and her brothers cause hurricanes and create electricity, her power, the ability to read minds, isn’t exactly the best thing when you’re a teenage girl.
“Although this story is laced with supernatural characteristics, at its core it’s the story of a young girl trying to unlock her potential, something that we can all relate to, with or without superpowers,” said Martin.
“This novel has resonated with children for over a decade, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with Marsai Martin, one of the youngest producers in Hollywood, to bring this story to a new generation. Savvy is an exciting read, and will be equally as thrilling when brought to life on screen” said Walden CEO Frank Smith.