Disney adds new series based on “Upside Down Magic” series
It was announced today that the Disney Channel has optioned “Upside Down Magic,” a book series from Scholastic, for development of an original TV show. The first book of the series, by bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins, will be released on September 29, 2015. “Upside-Down Magic” follows the misadventures of Nory, the youngest in a family of elite magicians, who finds herself relegated to a class for misfits after one magical mishap too many. There Nory meets a group of kids with equally wonky powers. Surrounded by people who believe in her, she starts to question if her so-called “upside-down magic” might actually be right side up after all.
It’s been an amazing year for the three authors, even before “Upside-Down Magic” hits stores this week. Fans may already know Sarah Mlynowski, she is the author of many books for tweens, teens and adults, including the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series and “Gimme a Call.”
An equally impressive literary force is Lauren Myracle is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers, including The Winnie Years (which begins with “Ten”), the Flower Power series (which begins with “Love Ya Bunches”) and the Life of Ty series.
Fans of Emily Jenkins know her as the wonderful author of many chapter books, including the Toys Trilogy (which begins with “Toys Go Out”) and the Invisible Inkling series. Her picture books include “Lemonade in Winter,” “Toys Meet Snow” and “The Fun Book of Scary Stuff.”
More information on castings and a premiere date for the new series is expected to be announced as the project moves further along into production.