Last fall, Amazon’s Prime Video picked up Charlie Jane Anders’ YA novel Victories Greater Than Death, which is being developed as a series by Michael B. Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society. The show is now one step closer to screens, as Gennifer Hutchison has been hired as showrunner.
According to Variety, Hutchison will also write and executive produce the adaptation. It’s not her first time in the SFF sphere; Hutchison is an executive producer and writer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, was a writer for The Strain, and worked as an assistant to the producers of Star Trek: Enterprise and The X-Files. She’s also written for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
Victories Greater Than Death is about a teenage girl who is far from ordinary. The book description explains:
Tina never worries about being “ordinary”—she doesn’t have to, since she’s known practically forever that she’s not just Tina Mains, average teenager and beloved daughter. She’s also the keeper of an interplanetary rescue beacon, and one day soon, it’s going to activate, and then her dreams of saving all the worlds and adventuring among the stars will finally be possible. Tina’s legacy, after all, is intergalactic–she is the hidden clone of a famed alien hero, left on Earth disguised as a human to give the universe another chance to defeat a terrible evil.
But when the beacon activates, it turns out that Tina’s destiny isn’t quite what she expected. Things are far more dangerous than she ever assumed–and everyone in the galaxy is expecting her to actually be the brilliant tactician and legendary savior Captain Thaoh Argentian, but Tina….is just Tina. And the Royal Fleet is losing the war, badly–the starship that found her is on the run and they barely manage to escape Earth with the planet still intact.
Luckily, Tina is surrounded by a crew she can trust, and her best friend Rachel, and she is still determined to save all the worlds. But first she’ll have to save herself.
We’re still a long ways from having a premiere date for the adaptation, but perhaps casting news isn’t that far off!