N.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth trilogy is getting a live-action adaptation. According to Deadline, TriStar Pictures won the rights for the sci-fi trilogy comprised of The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky. Jemisin made history when she became the first person to win the prestigious Hugo Award three years in a row, in addition to being the first author to get that award for all the installments in the trilogy. The author will also work on the live-action project as she will adapt the books herself. The story is set in an apocalyptic future and follows the adventures of a family torn apart. TriStar Pictures has yet to reveal more details about the project, including the official release date.
Here are the official synopses for all three books in the trilogy.
“Book 1: THE FIFTH SEASON This is the way the world ends . . . for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s only continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long festering wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth can be used as a weapon . . . and where there is no mercy.”
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“Book 2: THE OBELISK GATE The Season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant.”
“Book 3: THE STONE SKY The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up in safety. For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes the corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. The fate of the world is balanced between a mother and her daughter.”
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