Lionsgate has acquired the television rights to Sylvia Day’s adult series Crossfire.
Bestselling romantic novel series Crossfire “follows Eva Tramell, a young up-and-comer in the advertising world, and billionaire businessman Gideon Cross, who are both trying to overcome their devastating and abusive pasts. As they are intensely drawn to one another, both physically and emotionally, the must find a way to heal each other in order to move on and establish a healthy romantic relationship,” explains The Hollywood Reporter.
The series has sold more than 12 million copies since its debut last April with Bared to You. The most recent addition to the series, Entwined With You, sold over 550,000 copies in its first week. The book stands as a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, along with the series’ second book, Reflected in You.
“The Crossfire series is an incredible property and it is a thrill to bring to Lionsgate,” said Chris Selak, executive vice president at the company. “Sylvia has created an enduring, sexy and edgy story, and we’re looking forward to working with her to create a show that both excites and connects with audiences as her books have done.”
“This is a studio that has been incredibly successful with book adaptations and I can’t wait to collaborate with them in bringing the story to life,” said Day.
Selak will oversee development on the project, which was brought to Lionsgate by Jeremy Bolt of Impact Pictures and Stephanie Johnson of Clover Entertainment.