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The Probability Of Miracles - What We Know So Far

Back in 2021, it was reported by Deadline that HBO Max was working on an adaptation of "The Probability of Miracles," which hit bookstores in 2011. Written by Wendy Wunders as her debut novel, the book left an impression on readers, landing a 3.91 rating on Goodreads.

HBO Max's take on "The Probability of Miracles" has been envisioned as a limited drama series, making it one of the few young-adult centric programs on the streaming service to follow that format. The series will be developed by Alloy Entertainment and writer Katie Lovejoy. Alloy Entertainment is best known for its young adult television series such as "Gossip Girl," "Pretty Little Liars," and "The 100." Alloy Entertainment is currently developing the second season of the "Gossip Girl" reboot on HBO Max, as well as a "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off titled "Original Sin."

Katie Lovejoy most recently penned the final film in Netflix's "To All the Boys" trilogy, "Always and Forever," starring Lana Condor. The threequel was met with positive reception from critics, though audiences were a bit disappointed by the finale, as signaled by its 59% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The HBO Max project was only announced last year, so production on the adaptation appears to be in its early stages. It's unclear how many episodes the limited series will receive and who will round out the lead role of the young Cam Cooper. Here's what we do know about the series so far.

The Probability of Miracles' plot is a tear-jerker

"The Probability of Miracles" will focus on the dry-witted Cam Cooper, a 16-year-old girl with cancer. In and out of hospitals, the young girl wants to uproot the life she has left to Promise, Maine. Known for its ability to produce miracles, Promise is filled with sunsets that never end and flamingoes and purple dandelions (via Deadline). There, Cooper becomes acquainted with a boy named Asher and eventually receives an envelope filled with a list of things the teen should do before she passes. The series will focus on Cooper as she comes to terms with her illness and crosses off items on the list.

Katie Lovejoy, who will also executive produce the HBO Max series, revealed on Twitter that she's been wanting to adapt "The Probability of Miracles" ever since she read the novel. "Eleven years ago, I read a book that I loved so much, I told myself I had to adapt it," Lovejoy told her followers. "I was an emerging writer at the time who'd just gotten her first job and despite my best efforts couldn't get anyone to let me write it. Moral of the story: passion wins if you're relentless."

Lovejoy hasn't followed up on the tweet since the series was announced — clearly, she's hard at work on the HBO Max series. It remains to be seen when cameras begin rolling on "The Probability of Miracles."