It’s been a very busy week for Chris Colfer! After being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential people, news also broke that Chris sold the screenplay for a TV show to the Disney Channel. The screenplay, based on the children’s book The Leftover Little Witch by Florence Laughlin, revolves around a young witch named Felina who is taken in by a normal family after falling from her malfunctioning broomstick on the night of Halloween.
“I got the book on a Friday night and I adapted the screenplay by Sunday night. I got so into it. I wrote like a 102 page screenplay in two days,” says Chris about the project, which was brought to his attention after his agent’s husband bought the rights to the book and knew of Chris’s desire to write. Although Chris isn’t sure what his official title will be once the show gets rolling, he’s certain that he’ll be involved as some kind of creative force.
This isn’t Chris’s first foray in writing either as he also wrote the screenplay for Struck By Lightning, a film that is scheduled to film later this summer and if Chris — who calls himself “a born storyteller” — has any say in it, it looks like we can expect to see a lot more from him soon.