Netflix unwraps Dash & Lily for the holidays
Staff Reporter | On 29, Oct 2019
Netflix is unwrapping a new series for the holidays based on the Dash & Lily series of novels.
Written by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, the young adult series behan in 2012 with Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares. That follows 16-year-old Lily, who has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been looking for. As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet….
That was followed by Twelve Days of Dash & Lily in 2016. Now, Netflix is adapting the books for the screen with a series simply titled Dash & Lily. The show will follow a whirlwind holiday romance that builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected.
Shawn Levy and Nick Jonas will executive produce the romantic comedy, with Austin Abrams, Midori Francis, Dante Brown, and Troy Iwata set to star.
Joe Tracz (A Series of Unfortunate Events) will be writer and showrunner on the series, with Brad Silberling directing the first two episodes and other directors including Fred Savage (Modern Family) and Pamela Romanowsky (Riverdale). Both Cohn and Levithan are attached as co-executive producers.
Production on Season 1 is underway in New York, so you can expect the series to drop on Netflix in time for next festive season.