Exciting news, fans of the Malory Towers series! If you grew up reading it and dreaming about going to boarding school in Cornwall, the books will soon be adapted into a 13-part TV series.
Do expect some changes to the setting to reflect these modern times. The books are, after all, set in a girls’ boarding school in the 1940s. However, the show will still revolve around spunky schoolgirl Darrell Rivers and her friends. The midnight feasts, stage plays, lacrosse games, and pranks we wished so much to be a part of in our childhood will also remain!
The TV series may be a better way to introduce your daughters and nieces to the stories you loved as a girl. It’ll feature timeless themes such as friendship cliques, the fear of missing out, bullying, crushes, peer pressure, and self-doubt. The books, unfortunately, may seem too dated to the younger generation.
There is no release date yet, so it’ll probably be some time before the series premieres on CBBC, a children’s TV brand owned by the BBC.
We can’t wait to see how the cast and Malory Towers itself will look like once that’s been decided!
How the Malory Towers book covers have evolved over the years: