‘29 Dates’ Picked Up By Disney For Its Streaming Platform

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Disney won a bidding war for 29 Dates, the new Ya book written by The New York Times‘ bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz. The project is being fast-tracked for the studio’s streaming service, Disney+. The Gotham Group, which just wrapped Stargirl for the streaming platform, will produce this project. The book will be published December 18 by Inkyard Press/Harlequin, a division of HarperCollins.

The story centers on a Korean exchange student who moves to the United States. Sixteen-year old Jisu Kim struggles against the academic pressure exerted by her ambitious parents, who also set her up on a number of seon (matchmaker) dates to meet appropriate young men from Seoul to San Francisco. The book has been compared to Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and lauded for its depiction of characters from a range of ethnicities as well as its accurate cultural details of Korean life,
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