Through its speciality film unit 3000 pictures, Sony has acquired the rights to Soman Chainani’s Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales, which was a best-selling novel. This step was taken by Sony with a view to adapting the novel into a miniseries. Structured as an anthology collection, it reimagined 12 classic fairy tales for the modern era and was released in 2021. The novel transformed children’s morality tales into thrilling adventures full of magic, mystery and rebellious hearts.
Chainani will be serving as the executive producer of the show. He has also written the pilot episode. From 3000 Pictures, Elizabeth Gabler and Aislinn Dunster will be overseeing the project. The executive producers are Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum of Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, along with Alyssa Altman, who is the co-executive producer.
Chainani is famous for his book The School for Good and Evil, which was a part of EverNever World, which is an interconnected fairytale universe that is present in his books and stories. More than three million copies of The School for Good and Evil are sold, and it has been translated in over languages. It will be released as a Netflix feature film starring Kerry Washington and Charlie Theron.