Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End is headed to the small screen, with rapper Bad Bunny lending a hand, Deadline reports.
Silvera’s young adult novel, published by HarperTeen in 2017, tells the story of Mateo and Rufus, two teenagers who meet and fall in love after learning from a company called Death-Cast that they will die at the end of the day. In a starred review, a critic for Kirkus called the book “engrossing, contemplative, and as heart-wrenching as the title promises.”
The novel was a phenomenon on TikTok and a bestseller; Silvera released a prequel, The First To Die at the End, in October.
Netflix is developing the adaptation, which will kick off with a pilot written by Chris Van Dusen, the creator of the show Bridgerton, which is based on Julia Quinn’s series of romance novels.
Bad Bunny, known for his singles “Mia” and “Moscow Mule,” will serve as an executive producer of the series, alongside Van Dusen and Silvera.
Van Dusen shared news of the series on Instagram, writing, “More @netflix magic on its way!…An absolute joy working w such amazing, encouraging collaborators.”
Silvera also weighed in on Instagram in a post reading, “Death-Cast called and @Netflix answered!!!! I’m so hyped that we’re this much closer to Mateo and Rufus being brought to life for TV!!”
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.