Hulu has given a 10-episode series order to the horror project Light as a Feather. According to TVLine, the series is an adaptation of Zoe Aarsen’s story, Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, which was originally published on the social networking site Wattpad.
The drama follows five teenage girls who play a seemingly innocent game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board at a sleepover birthday party. But when the players start dying off in the exact way the game predicted, the survivors are forced to figure out why they’re being targeted – and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
Aarsen has written two more books in the Light as a Feather series — Light as a Feather, Cold as Marble and Light as a Feather, Silent as the Grave — and the first in the trilogy is described as follows:
McKenna Brady thinks her junior year of high school is going to be the best ever when she’s welcomed into the elite group of popular girls at Weeping Willow High School led by blond, gorgeous Olivia Richmond. Prior to junior year, McKenna was known in her small town as the girl whose twin sister died in a tragic house fire, and she’s overjoyed at the prospect of redefining her identity. She has a date to the Homecoming dance with Olivia’s handsome older brother, and a good chance of being elected to student council. For the first time since McKenna’s parents divorced, things are looking up.
But everything changes the night of Olivia’s Sweet Sixteen sleepover birthday party. Violet, the shy, mysterious new girl in town, suggests that the girls play a scary game called Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, during which Violet makes up elaborate stories about the future ways in which beautiful Olivia, brassy Candace, and athletic Mischa will die. The game unsettles McKenna because she’s already escaped death once in her life, but she doesn’t want to ruin her friends’ fun. It’s only a game, she reminds herself.
But it doesn’t seem like a harmless game a week later when Olivia dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, exactly as Violet predicted. And something begins haunting McKenna’s bedroom at night, leaving her clues that all seem to point to Violet. McKenna enlists the help of her cute next-door neighbor Trey in finding out exactly what kind of curse Violet has put on all of the popular girls in the junior class. As Violet rises to popularity and seemingly steps into the life Olivia left unfinished, McKenna and Trey know they only have a limited amount of time to bring an end to Violet’s game before more lives are lost.
Production on Light as a Feather is set to begin in June.