Colleen Hoover sold the film rights to Confess and it is currently in production with Awestruck to be made into a series that will premiere exclusively on go90. Production is already underway. If you want to get a sneak peek behind the scenes, check out this live video. (Here). go90 is an app which is basically like netflix and Hulu but it’s absolutely FREE. No monthly payment. If you live out of USA you can still downaload the app! Awestruck is working with foreign markets to sell the rights to individual countries so that it will be available worldwide. The specific go90 app isn’t available outside the US, so you’ll probably be seeing it through another outlet or even on TV, whichever platform purchases it in your country.
Now let’s talking about the cast:
Written by serial novelist and multi-time New York Times Best Selling writer Colleen Hoover, the series follows the secrets kept within relationships to protect the ones we love. The lead roles have been cast including Auburn Reed, played by Katie Leclerc (“Switched at Birth”), Owen Gentry, played by Ryan Cooper (MTV’s “Eye Candy”) and Lydia, played by Sherilyn Fenn (“Shameless”).
Also, Lukas Gage will be playing the role of Adam and Sherilyn Fenn as Lydia. The rest of the cast is equally as great and I absolutely can’t contain my happiness. What do you think about the cast?
According to Colleen Hoover, the series will premiere in early 2017 exclusively on go90 and represents one of many titles being distributed on Verizon’s mobile-first streaming service, which has to date streamed over 250 hours of programming.
The important question is: Is the plot going to change or deviates from the book? Colleen Hoover ensured us that she is making sure that the plot of the series will be the same as the book. Colleen Hoover answered this question for us saying, “It will to an extent. But I’ve been on board with all the changes that are being made. I have complete faith in our director and screenwriter, Elissa Down. She’s simply amazing and she’s committed to bringing these characters to life through this series.
Keep in mind that this is not a movie. This is a series with several different episodes. Episodes are created with a beginning, middle and end. Unlike a novel and a movie, where you only have one beginning, one middle and one end.
Because of this, we can’t avoid deviating from the book a little bit in order to better fit it into a series format. But I’ve read and approved all the episodes and I absolutely love them.
Yes, some dialogue has changed, some has stayed the same, things have been added, things have been removed, etc. But overall, Elissa has done a magnificent job of capturing Owen and Auburn’s story and the heart of Confess. Most changes you won’t even notice, but I do want to discuss a couple of things you will notice and why.
In the book, Auburn works in a hair salon. In the series, she has a different profession. This change was made for set reasons, budget reasons and also to bring in a couple of characters we wanted to add. It seems like a significant change, but it works well for the story and I’m confident you guys will be pleased as well.
Another change is the location. In the book, the story takes place in Dallas, Tx. In the series, however, it takes place in Los Angeles. This was simply because of budget reasons. It was much easier for them to film in L.A. than to have 100 cast and crew members fly to Texas to film. But the location isn’t important to the book, so this change is minimal.
Another change is Owen Cat.
You would be amazed at how difficult it is to film with live pets and how much extra money it costs. So…Owen Cat is now a stuffed cat from Owen’s childhood. But don’t worry because Elissa wrote in some great moments surrounding Owen Cat. And in the book, Owen Cat doesn’t have any actual lines, since cats can’t talk.
Also…character ages. In the book, Owen and Auburn are a few years younger than they are in the scripted series. This decision was made to give a little more maturity to the story. And it worked out, because look at the excellent cast we got because of it!
To wrap up this question, I do want to say that despite some changes we felt needed to be made in order to enhance the viewing experience, whatever happens to a show or film can never change the book you fell in love with. To me, the best reading experiences and viewing experiences should compliment one another, not duplicate one another. And Confess is definitely on track with that. The added material has enhanced the storyline and I couldn’t be happier. And the minor material we have chosen to change or remove was only done so for the benefit of the viewing experience. I couldn’t be happier with the direction it’s going and I think that’s obvious in all the pictures I’ve been posting. My smile has been permanent. My face has never ached so much. This has been an absolute dream.”
To say I’m excited would be an understatement! I can’t wait to watch this amazing series. Make sure and follow Awestruck on Instagram and Twitter for behind the scenes footage, release date announcements and other updates!
I CAN’T WAIT!