Disney Branded television is developing a YA live-action series A Crown of Wishes, based on the second book in Roshani Chokshi’s best-selling Star-Touched Queen duology, Deadline has learned.
The series, which is being developed for Disney+, has cast Avantika Vandanapu to star and executive produce. Vandanapu starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin and appeared in the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President. Zanne Devine (Easy A) will produce alongside Avantika Vandanapu through his Montana North Media banner. Raj Raghavan of ColorCreative will be a co-executive producer. Jessica Sonnefeld Jolles of Montana North co-produces.
A Crown of Wishes is a fantasy series rooted in Hindu mythology. The novel centers on Princess Gauri (Avantika), who is imprisoned after a failed siege against her evil brother, the King of Bharata. When Gauri is exiled from her kingdom, she reluctantly teams up with Vikram, an untrustworthy prince from a rival neighboring land, to enter the Tournament of Wishes. One wish will be granted to the winner. Though Princess Gauri and Prince Vikram have differing agendas, they will be forced into an uneasy alliance—and unexpected romance—while saving both their kingdoms.
Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle-grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed, and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures.