Netflix Reportedly in Talks for New Series ‘Anna O’ from ‘You’ Producer Greg Berlanti

Netflix is reportedtly developing an adaptation of Matthew Blake's debut crime thriller novel Anna O.

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Picture: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 18: Greg Berlanti attends the Variety Antisemitism And Hollywood Summit at 1 Hotel West Hollywood on October 18, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television have acquired the rights to Anna O, Matthew Blake’s debut crime thriller novel, and Netflix is reportedly being set up to develop the adaptation.

Deadline’s report revealed that the producers and production studio behind You, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television have acquired the rights to Anna O, Matthew Blake’s debut crime thriller novel. Netflix is reportedly set to develop the adaptation, but both Netflix and Warner Bros. Television have declined to comment.

One of the most popular debut crime thrillers in years, Anna O garnered a monumental amount of buzz before it was even published. When the novel was submitted, publishers went into overdrive in their attempts to land Matthew Blake’s crime thriller, resulting in three separate seven-figure deals, multiple auctions, and pre-empts for 40 territories worldwide. In the US and Canada, Anna O was published by Harper Collins on January 2nd, 2022.

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Picture: Matthew Blake with Boston- area booksellers. (Photo: Anne DeCourcey, HarperCollins)

The executive producers of Berlanti Productions who would be working on the adaptation are Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Leigh Redman.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MAY 23: Greg Berlanti attends as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 23, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

What is the plot of Anna O?

The plot of Anna O is as follows;

“Anna Ogilvy was a budding 25-year-old writer with a bright future ahead of her. Then, one night, she stabbed two people to death with no apparent motive and hasn’t woken up since. Her deep sleep is known by neurologists as ‘resignation syndrome,’ a rare functional psychosomatic disorder. The tabloid press dubs her ‘Sleeping Beauty.’

Fast forward to the present day. Dr. Benedict Prince is a forensic psychologist and an expert in the field of sleep-related homicides. As Anna shows the first signs of stirring, Dr. Benedict must determine what really happened that night and whether or not she should be held criminally responsible for her actions when she finally wakes up.”

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Picture: Matthew Blake’s Anna O – Harper Collins

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