Producer David Barron Options Film & TV Rights to Behind the Throne, by K. B. Wagers

Book is first in series featuring princess-turned-gunrunner, Hail Bristol.

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 2, 2018—David Barron, a UK film producer known for his work on the Harry Potter movies, has optioned film & television rights to the acclaimed science-fiction novel Behind the Throne (Orbit, US & UK), by K. B. Wagers.

Behind the Throne begins K. B. Wager’s action-packed science fiction adventure, with a heroine as rebellious as Han Solo, as savvy as Leia, and as skilled as Rey.

Hail Bristol has made a name for herself as one of the most fearsome gunrunners in the galaxy. But she can’t escape her past forever: twenty years ago, she was a runaway princess of the Indranan Empire. But when Hail is dragged back to Indrana to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir, she finds that trading her ship for a palace is her most dangerous move yet.

“K. B. Wagers has created an extraordinary universe. Drawing upon a culture rich in diversity and combining it with a matriarchal society, her work could not be more relevant. I am very excited to working with this talented author!”

Behind the Throne is the first book in the Indranan War trilogy. It received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, which named it “One of the best books of 2017.” Hail’s adventures will continue in a second trilogy, also to be published by Orbit beginning in Fall 2018.

The deal was done via the author’s agent, Andrew Zack, of The Zack Company, Inc. Attorneys on the deal were Robert M. Szymanski of Eclipse Law Firm in Los Angeles and Billy Hinshelwood of Wiggin LLP in London.

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David Barron has worked as a producer on multiple blockbuster films, including six in the Harry Potter franchise, The Legend of Tarzan, Cinderella, and the forthcoming Mowgli. He got his start in the industry working on such renowned films as The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Killing Fields, The Princess Bride, and Kenneth Branaugh’s Hamlet.

Orbit is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group in the US and the Little, Brown Group in the UK.


The Zack Company, Inc.