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This week, discover a science-fiction best-seller series about six girls and six boys, boarded on a spaceship to participate in the craziest speed-dating show in history.


By Victor Dixen

Genre: YA science-fiction.
Language(s): French.
Published in 2015-2017 by Robert Laffont.
Published in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Poland.
More than 110.000 units sold.
Translation rights sold: The Netherlands, Poland, the UK, Australia, Serbia, the USA, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Danemark, Japan and Germany.

Why should you adapt this book into a TV series? 

Phobos is a highly immersive and addictive young adult franchise made up of 4 novels, halfway between science-fiction thriller and romance. It tackles contemporary issues linked to reality tv, our addiction to screens and our relationship to images. With endearing characters coming from all around the world, this title is suitable for an international TV show.

What’s the story?  

Six girls, six boys. Each in the two separate bays of a single spaceship. They have six minutes each week to seduce and to make their choices, under the unblinking eye of the on-board cameras. They are the contenders in the Genesis programme, the world’s craziest speed-dating show ever, aimed at creating the first human colony on Mars. Leonor, an 18-year-old orphan, is one of the chosen ones. She has signed up for glory. She has signed up for love. She has signed up for a one-way ticket. Even if the dream turns to a nightmare, it is too late for regrets.

Comparable Book-to-screen adaptations:  

  • The Hundred
  • Love is Blind
  • Unreal
  • Missions
The Hundred
Love is Blind

About the author

Victor Dixen is a bestselling French YA writer, author of several YA series. He won the prestigious Prix de l’Imaginaire twice and sold 200.000 copies of his books. The Phobos series, his most famous work, has been translated in English and sold in Australia, the UK and across Europe.

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