Get ready to text your book club group chat with some exciting news: They Both Die at the End is coming to Netflix.
According to Deadline, Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen, Yellowjackets executive producer Drew Comins, and studio eOne, along with Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (a.k.a. Latin trap and reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny) are bringing the hit YA novel to the small screen after an intense bidding war between five streaming services.
They Both Die at the End was a buzzy bittersweet hit when it was released back in 2017, but it had a resurgence during the pandemic thanks in large part to readers posting about it on BookTok. They Both Die at the End was written by Adam Silvera, who is gay. The book made history by being the first YA novel with queer Latinx characters to top the New York Times bestsellers list. A prequel, The First to Die at the End, was released this past October.
"They Both Die at the End has been #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for ONE YEAR STRAIGHT (BUT GAY). This is mind-blowing. Thank you for loving Mateo and Rufus so fiercely, and for changing my life in so many extraordinary ways," Silvera posted on Instagram back in March 2022.
If you haven't scrolled through BookTok in a minute, or are just unfamiliar with They Both Die at the End, the synopsis reads:
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
A They Both Die at the End television series was originally optioned by HBO back in 2019, and it was going to be adapted by The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly, and executive produced by J.J. Abrams.
As Logo previously reported, Bad Bunny has been a vocal ally of the LGBTQ community. He has included trans women and same-sex couples in his videos, and he also called out fellow reggaeton star Don Omar on social media for making homophobic comments. The Puerto Rican rapper even kissed one of his male backup dancers during his performance of "Tití Me Preguntó" at the 2022 VMAs.
"It does not define me,” Bad Bunny said of his own sexuality. "At the end of the day, I don’t know if in 20 years I will like a man. One never knows in life. But at the moment I am heterosexual and I like women."
The Grammy winner is set to star in the Spider-Man spinoff movie, El Muerto, which is slated to hit theaters in 2024.
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