This week we announced that our partnership with Mashable has taken another step towards bringing Wattpad stories to life on screens all over the world. Mashable will be adapting the Wattpad hit No Capes by Elizabeth A. Seibert (@joecool123). The fun, female driven, young adult, superhero story has over 9.5 million reads to date.
Katie Elmore Mota, of Hulu's hit series East Los High, has signed onto the partnership to adapt No Capes scheduled to premiere this winter.
No Capes follows the story of 17-year-old Madeline Roberts after she is rescued by Capital City’s newest supervillain, Dark Static. Not only does Dark Static know her name—he wants her help. As Madeline starts to unravel the truth about her mom’s death, she discovers she has a secret of her own—and a growing attraction to the mysterious supervillain.
“Elizabeth A. Seibert’s No Capes is a fantastic story that we know our audience of superfans will obsess over,” said Eric Korsh, President of Mashable Studios ” We’re marrying Katie Elmore Mota, with her Emmy-nominated high school series experience and her ability to develop complex and strong female characters, with our powerhouse social storytelling. This is just the kind of partnership we envisioned when we made the decision to embark on narrative projects.”
The series will be built for social distribution, with an eye on selling a longform version in the near future. The story will be made up of unique elements, distributed across Mashable’s 78 million monthly uniques on platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram, as well as the 60 million monthly users in the Wattpad community.
“No Capes is a funny, thrilling and dynamic story that blurs the lines between heroes and villains,” said Aron Levitz, Head of Wattpad Studios, “Mashable and Katie are the perfect team to bring this unique vision to life. We can’t wait to premiere this show to the millions of existing No Capes fans around the world and reach new audiences on different platforms everywhere.”