Blackbirds Fly Out Of Your TV, Tell You How You’re Going To Die

So, heyyyyy.

I’ve been sitting on this for — *checks watch* — maybe a little while now, but…


Blackbirds is in development at Starz as a television show.

Brought to life by amazing creative humans David Knoller and John Shiban.

News at Deadline here.

News at Hollywood Reporter here.

No guarantee you’ll see it happen, of course, but I can tell you that what they’ve put together so far is an amazing — and appropriately faithful — adaptation of the book. They grok Miriam. Further, Starz is a helluva network. They’re a crafty, confident, and capable company.

All kinds of stuff I can’t really talk about yet, but fingers crossed this happens.

*stares at you until you cross all your fingers*


*stares more*


If you haven’t checked out Blackbirds yet, well, hey, now’s a good time:

Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

83 responses to “Blackbirds Fly Out Of Your TV, Tell You How You’re Going To Die”

  1. Hot damn, that’s got to be an incredible feeling. Congratulations! And best of luck with the series as it proceeds on. I can’t even imagine (though maybe one day, ha!).

    • I just had to go back and retrace my steps to see if maybe I saw this out of the corner of my eye, but nope, I commented straight from my email which takes me to the comment form at the top of the page and I couldn’t see it at all. Sorry. Can’t get over it. Just weird.


    I was late to the Game of Thrones party, but not this! I can’t wait to be one of those insufferable people who begins every statement with “Well, in the books…” when discussing the television series!

    Seriously, though, this is fantastic news. Can’t wait to see how this comes together.

  3. Thanks, everybody, for the well-wishing! As noted, this isn’t a guaranteed-to-air kinda thing, but they’ve shown a lot of confidence in the project, it seems. So, whatever dark sacrifices to sinister gods you care to manage, I’ll take ’em.

  4. Well, it’s a fantastic book and a bit of a gift for screenwriters, so I’m glad it’s been plucked from the sea of potential material out there for development.

  5. Congratulations! This sounds like it’ll be an awesome show. Hoping all the best here!

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