UK YA's first ever web series based on a book: CJ Daugherty's Night School – The Guardian

American teen and YA books have been at it for a while, but now UK YA is planning a YouTube takeover! Watch the first webisode of Night School the web series, right here, right now
Rachel Caine’s Morganville books have their own web series, as do the Lizzie Bennet Diaries by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick.
So now something new for UK YA! The first ever web series based on a book, CJ Daugherty’s Night School: the web series, based on her bestselling YA novels, is to be shown on CJ’s Night School YouTube channel.
For those who don’t know, Night School tells the story of the goings on at Cimmeria Academy, an exclusive British private school that hides a dark secret.
Now we would like to… drum roll… be the first to share… more drumroll… the first episode of CJ Daugherty’s Night School the web series:
As fans will notice straight away, the web series doesn’t portray chapters directly from the book but goes down whole new avenues into unexplored territory.
Want to know why Katie Gilmore gave up the mean girl act? Or see the only interview super villain Nathaniel ever gave? These are the kind of themes explored in the series of short films – with scripts written by CJ herself, directed by Jack Jewers and produced by Trailermade Films.
So why has CJ made it?
“Night School fans tell me the books feel REAL to them. I wanted to make the story even more alive. I am barraged with emails and messages every single day from fans asking for a TV series or film of Night School. This was a way to give them what they want and to be at the cutting edge of something brand new.”
So, the first ever webisode is live today, with new instalments released weekly through December and January on the Night School YouTube channel.


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