This article was originally published on 9/14/21.

Michael B. Jordan‘s Outlier Society is adapting Charlie Jane Anders‘ YA novel Victories Greater Than Death. Deadline announced Amazon Studios’ acquisition of the project this week. 

In Victories Greater Than Death, Tina is an alien clone living on Earth and waiting for the chance to go to space. When her moment finally arrives, she narrowly escapes the monster hunting her down. Tina slowly regains the memories of the celebrated captain from whom she was cloned. Traveling through space, she accrues enemies and allies and discovers how far she’s willing to go to save the galaxy.

RELATED: Our review of the Victories Greater Than Death book

Outlier Society’s mission is to produce and acquire “elevated films showcasing diverse, bold filmmakers and talent for the studio’s ever-growing original movies slate.” Victories fits right in with this mission, featuring a diverse cast and a far-reaching, universe-expanding plot.

Michael B Jordan in front of a black background with red letters reading AFI. Jordan is adapting Charlie Jane Anders' Victories Greater Than Death

Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Salangsang/Variety/REX/Shutterstock, Michael B. Jordan, AFI Awards Luncheon, Los Angeles, USA – 4 Jan 2019

Jordan and Outlier president Elizabeth Raposo will serve as executive producers for the series alongside Anders, Dan Halstead and Nate Miller. The project doesn’t have a writer or director attached yet.

This isn’t the only book Outlier Society is adapting. Already-released projects include Without Remorse, Just Mercy and Fahrenheit 451, all starring Jordan himself. Upcoming projects include Akwaeke Emezis highly anticipated novel, You Made A Fool of Death With Your BeautyMarlon JamesBlack Leopard, Red Wolf and a live-action adaptation of DC’s Static Shock.

Victories Greater Than Death came out in spring 2021 from Tor Teen and is author Charlie Jane Anders’ YA debut. Her first novel, All the Birds in the Sky, received several honors, including the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her second, The City in the Middle of the Night, won the Locus Award for Best Novel and was nominated for Hugo and Nebula Awards.

While we wait for more news on the Victories Greater Than Death adaptation, you can purchase the book from Bookshop.org or your local independent bookstore!

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Alex Faccibene