ABC Family adapting YA series based on ‘I Hunt Killers’ book

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I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga, will be adapted for television by ABC Family and Joel Silver. The Dexter-like story follows the son of a serial killer. From Deadline:

ABC Family has teamed with producer Joel Silver to develop I Hunt Killers, a drama series based on Barry Lyga‘s young-adult novel. The project, from Silver Pictures and Warner Horizon, centers on the teenage son of an imprisoned notorious serial killer, a likable boy who becomes a suspect after a string of copy-cat murders. It will be written by Dexter scribe Arika Mittman, which is appropriate as I Hunt Killers has a similar feel, but with a teenage twist. Silver executive produces, with Mittman serving as co-executive producer and Lyga as consultant.

The second book in the series, entitled Game, is due out next spring. Check out the I Hunt Killers book trailer below!