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HBO Max Developing Final Girl Support Group Horror Series Adaptation

July 21, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Final Girl Support Group

Grady Hendrix’s horror novel Final Girl Support Group is fresh on the shelves, and it already has a series adaptation in the works at HBO Max. Deadline reports that Charlize Theron is teaming with Andy & Barbara Muschietti (It) to develop the series, which is based on the novel by Hendrix.

Final Girl Support Group was published just last week on July 13th and hails from Hendrix, known for his other novels The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and Horrorstör . Set in Los Angeles, the novel follows a support group of six “final girls” who survived run-ins with slashers and whose experiences, in the world of the book, inspired all classic franchises of the genre. When one of them misses a meeting is reported to have died, the group finds themselves having to fight back against someone who knows about the group and is trying to rip their lives apart again.

Hendrix’s other novels are also in various stages of adaptation. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ rights were won by Amazon Studios in a bidding war while My Best Friend’s Exorcism is in post-production at the same studio. Hendrix is currently adapting the script to Horrorstör for New Republic and Aperture.