Wait. A GEOGRAPHY CLUB TV Series? Yup, It’s Now in the Works

One of the most interesting parts of being a writer is there’s always some unexpected new opportunity popping up completely out of the blue.

This week it’s the fact that they announced that Geography Club, my first book, is officially being turning into a television series!

It’s not really an adaptation of the Russel Middlebrook Series of books. It’s more a TV sequel to the 2013 feature film that was based on my books.

Where and when will it air? It could be an American network or channel, but it’s more likely to be on Canadian TV (and also on Netflix). They want to shoot the pilot this summer, and go into full production shortly thereafter.

I can’t say anything yet about the actual story, but there’s also a good chance that some of the actors from the movie will return. Alas, I’m not involved in a creative capacity in the creation of the series, except I will hopefully be writing an episode of the first season.

Pretty cool, huh?

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5 Responses to “Wait. A GEOGRAPHY CLUB TV Series? Yup, It’s Now in the Works”

  1. Victor 15 February 2017 at 4:32 am #

    I'm a bit peeved that the TV series will stray away from the original book series. Nevertheless, I'm still very much excited to see how the TV show will turn out! I also loved the casting in the previous movie and I hope to see some of them return, especially Cameron Deane Stewart and Justin Deeley as Russel and Kevin!

  2. Ken 4 April 2017 at 11:51 am #

    I also agreed, i am excited and looking forward to see the show but also a little afraid to be disappointed like in the past with many other novel adaptions. Recently i have seen the show Iron Fist and was not impressed with it. With no single, all around performed enemy remaining against Danny, show runner Scott Buck and the authors are putting far more weight on Danny and on Finn Jones than the character or on-screen character can maintain. Jones, best known as Loras from Game of Thrones, finds no murkiness in Danny's inner battle; b w cinema us the performing artist is really taking care of business in Danny's infrequent bits of fish-out-of-water corporate blundering, which certainly should be the heart of the show.

    • bhartinger 5 April 2017 at 11:48 am #

      Yes, I wish I could say that I was involved in the creative side of this TV project, but for the time being, I'm not. So it's basically a TV show very loosely based on a book I wrote. I will say that all adaptations are hard, whether the author is involved or not. Most fail. But it has as much a chance as anything to be good, and the time is certainly right for a teen LGBT-themed TV series. We shall see.

  3. Steve Ash 19 June 2017 at 8:05 am #

    I hope they just chop your books into pieces for each episode so that there's no doubt of the series being great and worth watching… I also need to feed my obsession so they should bring all the actors from the movie back! Looking forward for it tho…
    I love the Russel Middlebrook series Gooooooooosh!!!!

    • bhartinger 21 June 2017 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks! Love to hear that. Alas, I do know that the series won't follow the books. I'm a bit disappointed in that, but what can you do?

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