Kay Oyegun to script Tomi Adeyemi’s ‘Children of Blood and Bone’

Kay Oyegun

Nigerian-American writer, Kay Oyegun, has been offered a deal to write a script adaptation of the epic fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, for Disney.

Sources said that the project caught the fancy of Lucasfilm and that its chief, Kathy Kennedy, is in the process of making this the first feature property to be produced by Lucasfilm since the Disney acquisition that isn’t Star Wars or Indiana Jones.


Oyegun, known for her work on This is Us, is a star writer on the rise.

She will work with Rick Famuyiwa, who remains attached to direct the screen adaptation of Adeyemi’s novel.

The 31-year-old screenwriter bagged the award for “Best Writing in a Dramatic Series” at the 50th edition of the NAACP awards this year, for her NBC series This is Us. 

Children of Blood and Bone follows Zélie Adebola, who at six years old watched her mother get murdered.


Ten years after the raid that made her an orphan and banished magic from her people, Zélie finally has a chance to make things right.

Adeyemi’s sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is due to be published later on this year.