Book-to-screen: Dare Me by Megan Abbott

dare me by megan abbott adaptation

Megan Abbott is one of our favorite suspense writers with a multitude of bestselling novels under her belt so it was no surprise that a network brought her genius writing to life on the screen. Good news came for Megan Abbott fans when it was announced her book Dare Me was optioned by USA Network.

NY Daily News

The official statement released about Dare Me states: “The series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet rust belt town. Part coming-of-age story, part sport drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead.”

Starring Herizen Guardiola, Marlo Kelly and Willa Fitzgerald, Dare Me is perfect for fans of Big Little Lies, Pretty Little Liars and Thirteen Reasons Why. Check out the thrilling trailer below and tune into the season premiere on December 29 on USA Network.

Want more Megan Abbott? Check out the books she loves.

(Feature image courtesy of @rachels_reads_)

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