Sleeping Beauty Follow-Up Series After in Development at Freeform

Sleeping Beauty Series Freeform

Somebody wake up Princess Aurora — there’s television to be made!

Freeform is currently developing After, a drama series based on Rhiannon Thomas’ Sleeping Beauty follow-up novel A Wicked Thing, our sister site Deadline reports.

After imagines what the princess’ life would be like after waking up from her 100-year sleeping curse. She has her prince, but her family is dead and her kingdom has fallen into the wrong hands. In order to regain control of her birthright, she’ll need to transform from a timid princess to a powerful warrior.

Tom Lynch (The Secret World of Alex Mack) is co-writing the project with Adam Lash (Heroes Reborn) and Cori Uchida (Eye Candy). Lynch will also executive-produce alongside Robin Schwartz (Manhattan Love Story).

A version of the Sleeping Beauty story was last told on the small screen via ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which featured Sarah Bolger (Agent Carter) as the narcoleptic princess, Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars) as Prince Phillip and Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood) as the wicked Maleficent.

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