Kit Williamson is turning Jason Henderson’s Alex Van Helsing novel trilogy into a TV series.
AGC Television is developing a series based on the books for its kids and family slate, with Kit Williamson (Eastsiders) adapting the novels for TV. AGC’s Lourdes Diaz, Aghi Koh and Stuart Ford will executive produce.
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The show will center around 14-year-old Alex, who has no idea that he’s descended from the world’s most famous vampire hunter. That changes fast when he arrives at Glenarvon Academy and two of his friends are kidnapped by vampires.
Williamson is the creator, director and star of Netflix’s LGBTQ series Eastsiders, which was nominated for six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing. He recently wrote Netflix’s musical comedy feature Varsity Drag, with Kenny Ortega attached to direct, and a feature adaptation of the novel Camp for Max, with Billie Porter attached to direct and star.
He is currently developing The Heralds of Valdemar for Universal Television, as we revealed in September 2022, and has written projects for CBS, Sony, Screen Gems, Legendary, A&E and MTV Studios.
Williamson is repped by Erwin More at More/Medavoy Management and Buchwald.
Nancy Taylor and David Wienir handled the rights deal on behalf of HarperCollins with VP of Legal & Business Affairs Conor McElroy representing AGC Television.
For AGC, Alex Van Helsing joins the likes of Hook’s Daughter: The Pirate Princess Chronicles, which was recently put into development, on the kids and family slate.
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