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‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin & Walden Media Adapting Ingrid Law’s Kids’ Fantasy Novel ‘Savvy’ For Television

‘Black-ish’ Star Marsai Martin & Walden Media Adapting Ingrid Law’s Kids’ Fantasy Novel ‘Savvy’ For Television

Exclusive: Marsai Martin, who plays Diane Johnson in the hit ABC comedy Black-ish, has teamed with Walden Media to adapt Ingrid Law’s children’s fantasy novel Savvy as a TV series.

Martin’s Genius Entertainment, which has a first-look film deal with Universal Pictures, is developing the adaptation with The Chronicles of Narnia producer Walden Media.

The book, which was published in 2008 by Penguin Random House and Walden Media, tells the story of Mibs Beaumont, who is elated for her upcoming birthday. Not only does turning 13 officially make her a teenager, but in the Beaumont family, the 13th birthday is when Beaumonts discover their “savvy,” their own supernatural power. While Mibs’ grandfather can move mountains, and her brothers cause hurricanes and create electricity, her power, the ability to read minds, isn’t exactly the best thing when you’re a teenage girl.

Elizabeth Chandler, who wrote the screenplay for

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