Everything You Need To Know About The Show Adaptation of ‘Ninth House’ 

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In the Alex Stern series, Leigh Bardugo returns to Yale University, her alma mater, and the setting for her release Ninth House. The mastermind behind the Grishaverse captivated thousands of readers with her foray into the adult genre, so much so that it sparked a bidding war for the rights to develop it into a TV show. 

In 2019, Bardugo’s highly-awaited adult debut became a #1 New York Times bestseller and went on to take home the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Fantasy. In addition to its popularity on Goodreads, the fantasy hit was listed as one of the best books of 2019 by Book Riot, Cosmopolitan, NPR, Parade Magazine, and Paste Magazine. 

Before Ninth House, the brilliant storyteller crafted an imaginative, magical universe that spawned many spin-offs and a successful Netflix series, Shadows and Bone. If you have yet to read the series, you can start with Alina’s story in Shadow and Bone, followed by Kaz Brekker in Six of Crows and Nikolai in King of Scars.

Read on for current news on the upcoming show adaptation of Ninth House, and make sure to add the sequel to the Alex Stern series Hell Bent to your bookshelf if you have yet to do so.

What is the premise of Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novel Ninth House?

A mysterious benefactor. A secret society. A deadly ritual. 

Hidden behind the ivy-laced walls of Yale is a society of one-percenters that have a hand in more than the stock exchange. They also dabble in magic.

Former drug user and high school dropout Galaxy “Alex” Stern may be Yale’s most peculiar Freshman, a fact she is all too aware of upon being plucked off the streets of Los Angeles and given a full-ride to the prestigious school. 

Determined to uncover what led to her unexpected acceptance, Alex soon discovers that it is all because of her ability to engage with ghosts. Thrust into the secret underground of Yale society, Alex must learn how to navigate the deadly halls if she ever hopes to survive her first year of college. 

Dark, disturbing, and deliciously complex, Ninth House is an unputdownable must-read from Leigh Bardugo, the bestselling author of Six of Crows, that will take you on a journey riddled with twists and turns. 

Who is creating the show adaptation of Ninth House?

According to Deadline, Amazon Studios won the rights to Ninth House, and Bardugo will write the screenplay and executive produce. Working alongside Bardugo is producer Pouya Shahbazian, best known for the Divergent trilogy, American Honey (2016), Love, Simon (2018), and Shadow and Bone (2021-23).

Who is in the cast of Ninth House?

There is no news on the cast yet, but that has not stopped fans from theorizing who should fill the iconic roles of Alex Stern and Daniel Arlington, better known as Darlington. 

When is the release date of Ninth House

Ninth House is currently in pre-production, so there is no set release date yet. 

Is there a trailer for Ninth House?

There is no trailer for the show adaptation of Ninth House.

What other adaptations can you expect in the upcoming year?

In addition to the show Ninth House, there are more book adaptations to look forward to in 2023: Circe, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Daisy Jones and the Six, It Ends with Us, People We Meet on Vacation, Red, White, and Royal Blue, The Idea of You, The Inheritance Games, The Love Hypothesis, The Selection, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and Uglies.