'Bel-Air's' Carla Banks Waddle's Penning Series Adaptation of 'Black Candle Women'


Black Candle Women is coming to the small screen. A series adaptation of Diane Marie Brown's debut novel is being developed by Universal Television, with “Bel-Air” showrunner Carla Banks Waddles writing the script, according to Deadline.

“Black Candle Women,” released last month, follows “generations of Montrose women — Augusta, Victoria, Willow — who have lived together for years in their quaint two-story bungalow in California. They keep to themselves, never leaving their home, and their collection of tinctures and spells is an unspoken connection between them. But when seventeen-year-old Nickie Montrose brings home a boy for the first time, her quiet life is thrown into disarray. “The other women have kept a secret from Nickie that will end their relationship before it even begins: the decades-old family curse that every person they fall in love with dies,” the source explains.

Waddles, “Good Girls” creator Jenna Bans and “Today” host Jenna Bush Hager are among the project’s executive producers.

“I am very pleased that my book is not only being adapted, but also ending up in such incredibly talented hands. “I’m so excited to see these characters that have lived in my head for so long come to life on screen,” said Brown.

It was recently announced that another book written by a woman would be adapted for the screen: Wolf Hustle by Cin Fabré. Chinonye Chukwu will direct a film based on the memoir about making her mark as a young black woman on Wall Street.

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