It has been a decade since Meg Cabot’s fictional country of Genovia was turned into a real place in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries. There is good news for her fans as the plot of another one of Cabot’s popular series will play out onscreen.
The author has confirmed that her young adult fantasy-romance series The Mediator had been picked up by Netflix to be adapted into a movie back in July. The eight-book series follows the adventures of a teenager named Susannah “Suze” Simon, gifted with the ability to communicate with ghosts. As a mediator, Suze’s job is to send the not-quite-dead off into the afterlife (or the “Great Beyond”) by helping them reconcile their deaths. As if communing with the dead isn’t stressful enough, the heroine finds herself falling in love with one of her ghostly clients, raising the stakes of an already complication situation.
Yes it's true: #TheMediator was optioned by @Netflix some time ago. I wanted to see how long it would take for one of you to figure it out. @TheRachaelE wins the prize! Good job Rachael! So excited ❤️👻🌴 https://t.co/aHSGFshBxy
— Meg Cabot (@megcabot) September 1, 2020
After getting the green light (and the legal rights) from Cabot, writer-director Sarah Spillane teamed up with Hollywood heavyweight Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Cheetah Girls) to pitch the project to the streaming giant. Looks like Netflix has another hit on its hands.