AwesomenessTV is adapting another young adult novel for digital screens, and once again, it’s turning to a top online video influencer to add some star power to its adaptation. Kian Lawley will play one of the two leads in Zac and Mia, a forthcoming romance series that will be distributed through Go90 and will be based off a book of the same name.
Lawley will star alongside Anne Winters in the series, which will tell the story of two teens who become attached to one another while undergoing cancer treatments at the same hospital. With that plot, A.J. Betts’ original Zac and Mia book has drawn understandable comparisons to John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, which is largely responsible for the trend of shows and movies inspired by YA novels.
Since gaining fame as one of the members of the Our2ndLife supergroup, Lawley has added several acting credits to his resume. He led horror-thriller The Chosen and co-starred in Before I Fall. The latter of those projects is another YA adaptation from AwesomenessTV, which has cut several deals to produce screen versions of teen literature titles.
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According to Deadline, Zac and Mia has entered production and will be released later this year.