05/02/2023

Geek Lady Guide Cowl – Image: HarperCollins

Netflix has picked up a brand new teen sequence based mostly on the best-selling guide franchise Geek Lady from Waterside Studios, Nelvana, Ruby Rock Photos, and Plane Photos which begins manufacturing later this 12 months. Right here’s what we all know to this point. 

Ten episodes have been commissioned by Netflix and Corus Leisure, every round half-hour.

Whereas Netflix is the important thing distributor worldwide, there’s a notable exception. In Canada, the distribution can be dealt with by Corus Leisure which owns networks like International, Slice, HGTV, W Community, and Showcase.


What’s Geek Lady about?

The sequence itself relies on a guide sequence by British author Holly Smale who went on to supply six entries within the sequence in complete, revealed between 2013 and 2017.

The six guide entries embody the next:

  • Geek Lady (2013)
  • Mannequin Misfit (2013)
  • Image Good (2014)
  • All That Glitters (2015)
  • Head Over Heels (2016)
  • Eternally Geek (2017)
holly smale geek girl book collection

Geek Lady guide assortment from Holly Smale

One of the best-selling books are revealed by HarperCollins and have been translated into over 30 languages.

Per GoodReads, right here’s the synopsis of the primary entry:

“Harriet Manners is aware of quite a lot of issues.

She is aware of {that a} cat has 32 muscular tissues in every ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/a centesimal of a second, and the common individual laughs 15 occasions per day. What she isn’t fairly so certain about is why no one in school appears to love her very a lot. So when she’s noticed by a prime mannequin agent, Harriet grabs the prospect to reinvent herself. Even when it means stealing her Finest Buddy’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in entrance of the impossibly good-looking supermodel Nick. Even when it means mendacity to the individuals she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture catastrophe to the following with the assistance of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to understand that the world of trend doesn’t appear to love her any greater than the actual world did.

And as her outdated life begins to crumble, the query is: will Harriet be capable to remodel herself earlier than she ruins every part?”


Waterside Studios is headed up by government producer Jeff Norton, recognized for his work in bringing best-selling books to the display screen. Waterside Studios often groups with Nelvana (the animation studio owned by Corus Leisure) on youngsters’s animated and live-action content material.

RubyRock Photos are producing the forthcoming present. The British-based outfit describes itself as a “high-end scripted production company” based by Zoë Rocha. Rocha, alongside manufacturing government Josh Harris function producers on the venture.

Plane Photos, based mostly in Canada, are additionally behind the manufacturing.


When will manufacturing start on Geek Lady?

Manufacturing on the brand new sequence is scheduled to start in Spring 2023 and can primarily happen in the UK.

No launch date or window for the teenager sequence has been presently supplied.


We’ll be monitoring all updates and information about Netflix’s new YA sequence Geek Lady as and once we get it, so preserve this put up bookmarked because it’ll be up to date over time.

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