‘Ware the wildlings.
The Lighthouse Witches–a 2021 supernatural novel by C.J. Cooke–is well on its way to a series adaptation, as Vera Miao (Two Sentence Horror Stories) has joined the project as showrunner, according to a report on Deadline.
No details on casting or production schedules have been unveiled at this early stage.
The series–from The Picture Company and Studiocanal–will draw from the novel that follows single mother Liv, who is commissioned to paint a mural in a century-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island. So, she moves to the island with her three daughters–Luna, Sapphire and Clover, according to the synopsis.
But, when two of her daughters go missing, she learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. And the locals warn of wildlings–“supernatural beings created by witches who can mimic human children.” These beings are dangerous, she is told, and must be killed.
More than 20 years later, Luna is still searching for her lost sisters when she receives a call that her youngest sister, Clover, is still alive. But when she finds Clover, the girl is still seven years old–the same age she was when she disappeared.
Luna fears Clover may be a wildling, and she knows she must return to the island “to find the truth. But she doesn’t realize how much the truth will change her.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this adaptation of The Lighthouse Witches.