HBO Max Acquires the Rights of YA Novel ‘Anna K’ by Jenny Lee


Deadline reported, HBO Max has acquired the rights of YA novel ‘Anna K’ by Jenny Lee.

Scheduled to be released on March 3rd 2020, HBO Max is committing for a pilot episode. 

The project, now in early development, is a modern-day, empowering, multicultural retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s classic Anna Karenina. It hails from Entertainment One, Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and Drew Comins’ Creative Engine Entertainment.

Described as Gossip Girl and 13 Reasons Why meets Crazy Rich Asians, Anna K is set between Manhattan and Greenwich, CT. It follows a Korean-American “it” girl caught between her picture-perfect, family-approved boyfriend and the guy who might just be her one true love, along with her high-flying cast of friends and family.