Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko is being adapted into a TV series on Netflix. For all the details about this upcoming book adaptation, here’s what we know about the Raybearer Netflix TV Series:
What’s it about? What’s the plot of Raybearer?
In this West African-inspired YA fantasy series, Tarisai is a girl who is sent by her mother — a mysterious, often absent woman known only as The Lady — to the capital of the empire to compete for a spot on the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere.
But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?
The first book of the duology, Raybearer, was originally published in August 2020. The second book was published in August 2021.
See Raybearer on Amazon.
What format will it be? Will the Raybearer adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a television series, to be available on Netflix.
Who’s behind it?
Gina Atwater is producing, directing and adapting the book into a screenplay as part of an overall deal with Netflix. Atwater previously served as a writer and story editor for the sci-fi series Westworld.
From Netflix’s Matt Thunell: “Gina is a triple threat as a writer, director and producer and we’re thrilled to be working with her. Her experiences crafting fearless, character-centered work amid complex fantasy worlds makes her the perfect writer to take on the world of ‘Raybearer.'”
From Atwater: “It’s an absolute privilege to join the Netflix family! I’m grateful I get to collaborate with a company that shares my passion for pursuing bold and innovative stories that give underrepresented characters a place to shine in the prestige space.”
What’s the status of the Raybearer adaptation?
The adaptation is currently early in development.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Raybearer Netflix TV Series Development Timeline
August 18, 2020 Raybearer (Raybearer #1) is released.
August 17, 2021 Redemptor (Raybearer #2) is released.
September 28, 2021 Gina Atwater to Adapt YA Fantasy Novel ‘Raybearer’ for Netflix Under New Overall Deal