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Peacock to Develop Caroline Kepnes’ Book ‘Providence’ into a Drama Series

Once upon a time, corporate cousin NBC housed a family drama called “Providence,” which was set in the state and aired from 1999 to 2002. This time, streamer Peacock has put into development a drama of the same name based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment. The book tells the story of 12-year-old Jon Bronson, who, 10 years earlier, vanished, along with five of his classmates. Reappearing as a grown man with no recollection of his adolescence, he attempts to re-enter life and to connect with his childhood crush, Chloe Sayers, who never lost hope that Jon was out there and would one day return. But unbeknownst to him, his time away has granted him — and the others that vanished — horrific supernatural abilities. Now Jon’s own body won’t allow him to get physically close to the love of his life. Jon must figure out what was done to him and the others — and why.

The project, which is currently in development, will be written by Sara Gamble and “You” writer Neil Reynolds. “Providence” was published in 2018 and is Kepnes third book after “You” and its sequel “Hidden Bodies”, and is unrelated to the You universe.