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May 2, 2018

The Marrow Thieves Optioned for TV


Kristin Brzoznowski/ WorldScreen 

Thunderbird Entertainment has optioned Cherie Dimaline’s award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves to be adapted for television as a limited series.

The Marrow Thieves takes place in a not-too-distant future after humanity has nearly destroyed the world through global warming. An even greater evil lurks: the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream.

Marc Côté, publisher of Cormorant Books, said: “We were thrilled when Thunderbird expressed interest in The Marrow Thieves, but our thrill quickly gave way to the genuine enthusiasm and excitement Alex Raffé brought to our discussions. We could not imagine a better home for the book’s characters and story.”

Dimaline added: “Because The Marrow Thieves has become an important work for the Indigenous community, it was essential to find a team who could bring this story to life with a commitment to honor its messages and worldview. Thunderbird has made such a commitment and I am happy to be working with them as this project comes to life and gains an even larger audience.”