Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Maidens’ Show

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In the wintry months of 2019, readers became entranced with Alicia Berenson’s mysterious history in The Silent Patient, a psychological thriller that became one of the buzziest debuts of the year. 

Since then, New York Times bestselling author Alex Michaelides returned to the drawing board during lockdown to craft his highly-anticipated new novel The Maidens, a darkly enchanting thriller that blends Greek mythology with nail-biting suspense and a rich, complex plot. 

Read on for current news on the upcoming show adaptation of The Maidens.

What is the premise of Alex Michaelides’ bestselling novel The Maidens?

If there is one thing Mariana Andros would bet her life on, it is Edward Fosca’s murderous alter ego. The esteemed Greek tragedy professor is beloved by Cambridge University’s student body and especially so by the members of a secret society known as the Maidens. 

When Mariana learns from her niece of the murder of a Maiden, she sets out to prove Edward’s guilt and unwittingly uncovers something far darker than she ever could have foreseen.

Who is creating the show adaptation of The Maidens?

According to Deadline, The Maidens will be adapted for the small screen by Miramax Television and Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell’s Stone Village, with Damned creator Morwenna Banks penning the screenplay.

“This is the kind of story I’ve been wanting to help tell my whole career,” said Scott Steindorff. “It has everything I love: a layered and heroic lead woman, academia, Greek Islands, classics, complex psychology, and an unpredictable mystery. The characters and world are all here for endless, entertaining storytelling.” 

In June 2021, Alex Michaelides expressed his excitement for the upcoming adaptation on Instagram: “Can’t wait for this! So excited to be working with such a talented group of people,” said Alex Michaelides.

Who is in the cast of The Maidens?

There is no news on casting decisions for The Maidens yet. 

When is the release date of The Maidens

The Maidens is currently in development, so there is no set release date yet. 

Is there a trailer for The Maidens?

There is no trailer for the show adaptation of The Maidens.

What other adaptations can you expect in the upcoming year?

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