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Tegan & Sara Quin Are Producing Adaptation Of A Queer Graphic Novel

Tegan & Sara Quin Are Producing Adaptation Of A Queer Graphic Novel

Tegan and Sara Quin and Destiny, NY
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The duo’s empire continues to grow with this tale of “queers, feuding siblings, and magic.”

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Fresh off the success ofHigh School, Tegan and Sara Quin have set their sights on a new project. This time, they’re working with Black Mask’s Matteo Pizzolo and Brian Giberson to develop the graphic novel Destiny, NY, created by Pat Shand and Manuel Preitano, for television.

The series follows Logan, a so-called “prophecy kid” who attends an elite boarding school in New York for children with magical gifts. At age 12, she experienced a major trauma when she was forced to rescue the entire planet during a cataclysmic crisis. However, most people have no idea what she went through and only know that she has since been drifting through life. Part of the issue is that Logan already knows what she’s supposed to do thanks to a prophecy. Instead, she’s experiencing what amounts to a midlife crisis despite only being in her 20s. Life takes a turn for the prophecy kid when she meets and falls for Lilith, who has familial ties to a mystical crime family. Their love story has the potential to put everyone at their school in danger.

Destiny, NY is a compelling coming-of-age story about prophecy and family, with star-crossed lovers at its center. What isn’t to love? It’s a jam-packed universe with friendship, love, mystery, queers, feuding siblings, and magic. We were hooked from page one and attached ourselves as quickly as we could,” Tegan and Sara said in a statement.

“We’re thrilled to be involved and can’t wait to see it come to life. We’re invested in making queer stories, with strong female leads, and working to get left-of-center stories made. We came of age in the ’90s, a decade still mostly void of stories and characters that reflected the people we were, making it hard to imagine who we might become. Our hope in expanding our storytelling beyond music, and to film and TV is to bring unique, alternative stories to life. After High School, Destiny, NY felt like a natural next step and we’re proud to make it our next project,” they said.

Sony Pictures Television describes Destiny, NY as “a grounded story about the magic of young adulthood, star-crossed modern romance, delayed coming of age, and finding your place in a world too busy to notice you.”

Well, we’re sold.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.