Hideaway Entertainment & Fictionz partner on the “Blue Is For Nightmares” podcast will also be developing a YA book series for TV

EXCLUSIVE: The Hideaway Entertainment and Fictionz have teamed up to launch the podcast series Blue is for nightmaresbased on Laurie Faria Stolarz’s bestselling YA witchcraft book series, and will also develop the books for television.

Each of the books in the Stolarz series—white is for magic, Money is for secrets, Red is for remembrance and Black is for beginnings—Follow the adventures of Stacey Brown, a young witch with psychic powers. In the Blue is for nightmares podcast, Stacey (Meghan Rienks) has terrifying nightmares that come true and uses magic passed down from previous generations to investigate murders and other crimes and disappearances, while dealing with the drama of being a teenager in a prestigious boarding school. (Listen to the trailer here.) Stephanie Wu (two year old man) adapted the screenplays, with Andres Rosende (Jane Anonymous) to manage. The first episode of the podcast will air on June 30 exclusively for Fictionz subscribers on Apple Podcasts and the Fictionz iOS and Android app.

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The Blue is for nightmares The TV series will be adapted by Debbie Moon, who created the YA fantasy series wolf blood and served as showrunner for all five seasons. Moon will also serve as showrunner on the upcoming project, with The Hideaway’s Jonathan Gray, Matthew Rhodes and exec Kristy Grisham producing alongside Fictionz co-founders Kendall Morgan and Greg Lawrance. Blue is for nightmares marks The Hideaway’s first podcast production and will be Fictionz’ first television production. The producers of the series will seek a distribution partner this summer.

“Being a part of seeing my characters come to life on the Blues series has been an amazing experience,” Stolarz said. “I’m so lucky to have this opportunity to work with so many talented people to illustrate the stories on both a podcast and a TV series. I’m so excited to work with the team at The Hideaway Entertainment, Stephanie and Andres , Fictionz and Meghan.

“The opportunity to partner with Fictionz on Blue is for nightmares as a podcast and then as a TV series, it’s something we’ve been looking forward to and couldn’t be more excited for it to happen following Laurie’s amazing book series,” said The Hideaway Entertainment CEO Jonathan Gray and President Matthew. Rhodes. “Witchcraft fans and scripted podcast fans are in for a treat.”

Lawrence of Fictionz added: “We are thrilled to have Meghan voice the magical persona of Stacey. She’s a talented actress with a huge network of influencers who we think is the perfect fit to launch the podcast and introduce a new audience to Stacey’s life and how she learns to adapt to her magic and navigate his love life.

Stolarz is also the author of To touch series, the dark house series, Bleed, Project 17, Shutter, Jane Anonymous and its companion novel,The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep. His titles have been named on numerous price lists and translated into 30 languages, with more than one million books sold worldwide.

Fictionz is a podcast platform and studio that brings immersive, serialized, and fictional narrative podcasts from your favorite female writers, across genres, to global audiences. Other podcasts from the company include The breaking regimewith Judy Greer and Michael Trevino; yellow wallpaperwith Jeanine Mason and Usman Ally; From the neck upwith Grace Wethor; So you wanna be Honeypot, with Sierra Swartz; and two year old manwith Armando Riesco.

The Hideaway Entertainment is an entertainment media company, developing, producing and financing film, television and digital content, which entrepreneur and CEO Gray founded in 2017, with veteran producer Rhodes as chairman. The company is producing MGM’s action drama Combat controldirected by Sam Hargrave (Extraction franchise) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as the drama freedom tower, based on first-person accounts of the original freedom runners, including the late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Additionally, The Hideaway produces Escape with writers and producers JD Payne & Patrick McKay, the EP creators behind Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerand called on James Watkins (AMC+’s next release The Ipcress folder) to lead. The company is also producing a genre comedy titled sleep train with screenwriter Andrew Nunelly, and launched its television division with the limited series For those I lovedbased on the book of the same name by Martin Gray and Max Gallo.

Stolarz is represented by The Gotham Group; Rienks by Global Artists Agency and Paraluman Media; Rosende by Paraluman Media; and Moon by Sugar23 and CAA.

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