Netflix Picks Up New Judy Blume Series 'Forever' From Mara Brock Akil

Netflix Picks Up New Judy Blume Series 'Forever' From Mara Brock Akil

Netflix has ordered the new series Forever, based on the Judy Blume novel of the same name!

The streaming service’s show will be reimagined by showrunner and executive producer Mara Brock Akil (pictured here, right), her first under an overall deal with Netflix.

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The upcoming series is “an epic love story of two Black teens exploring romance and their identities through the awkward journey of being each other’s firsts.”

Judy Blume’s ability to capture the real emotions we experience during the various rites of passage of our youth influenced my life choices and writing voice. I’m honored to reimagine one of my favorite books, ‘Forever,’” Mara shared in a statement. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of a lifetime to partner with a childhood icon and bring this story to my Netflix home, where the idea of your first love being with you Forever is shared with the world through the lens of Black love.”

“We are excited to partner with Mara Brock Akil and Story27 on our first series, Forever. Mara‘s creative and authentic storytelling allows us to present a fresh take on an iconic coming-of-age love story. We look forward to bringing the series to a global audience,” Renate Radford, Vice President, Overall Deals, Netflix, added.

Judy Blume (pictured left) herself will also serve as an executive producer.

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