The 'Maximum Ride' books by James Patterson will be adapted as a YouTube series
Collective Digital Studio will be creating the series, which will reportedly consist of six to 10 episodes, each between 10 and 15 minutes long.
The first book in the series, titled “The Angel Experiment,” was released in 2005, and six more books followed. An eighth, titled “Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure,” was (as you can probably guess) pegged to be the last book in the series and was released in 2012, but according to The New York Times, a new book will be released this January. The books follow Max and other young people who were given bird DNA.
The YouTube series will be produced by Collective Digital Studio, which is behind such YouTube series as “Video Game High School” and “The Annoying Orange.”
“CDS impressed me with their understanding of my readers and their track record for producing premium online digital series,” Patterson said in a statement, according to Deadline.
Episodes will run between 10 to 15 minutes and somewhere between six and 10 of them will be produced, according to the NYT. The first group of episodes is set to premiere this spring and Gary Binkow, chief content officer for Collective Digital Studio, told the NYT that CDS is looking to cast people who are already famous on YouTube in the series.
Of the series in general, according to Deadline, Binkow said in a statement, “Max is a fierce and strong female protagonist who’s desperate to protect her flock. Bringing her to life as an original fantasy web series is something her fans have been asking for, evidenced by the hundreds of fan-made videos already online. The beauty of YouTube is that fans won’t have to wait forever as we won’t be bogged down by the typical studio development process.”