Amazon Developing Series Based On ‘The Day Of The Triffids’

by Thomas Tuna

Botanists of the world–beware.

Amazon Studios is working on a small-screen adaptation of the 1951 horror-s/f classic The Day of the Triffids, according to a report on Deadline.

The series reportedly has been put on the fast track, but no details on casting, production schedules or release window have yet been announced.

Johan Renick (Chernobyl) reportedly is on board to direct the series, with Don Murphy and Susan Montford serving as executive producers.

The original novel by John Wyndham takes place after most people around the world have been blinded by an apparent meteor shower, and an aggressive species of plants–triffids–starts slaughtering the populace.

Amid all this horror, Bill Masen–a scientist who specializes in triffids–leads survivors in a fight against the killer plants, even rescuing a young girl and traveling with her for several days.

The story has already been adapted into a 1962 feature film of the same name, three radio drama series and two TV series. Nominated for the International Fantasy Award in 1952, the novel also inspired the zombie flick 28 Days Later.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the Amazon adaptation of The Day of the Triffids.


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