Rebekah Weatherspoon’s ‘Cowboys of California’ Trilogy Optioned for TV (Exclusive)

Rebekah Weatherspoon’s contemporary romance series is getting the television treatment.

Valerie C. Woods, a co-executive producer on season four of OWN’s Queen Sugar and the upcoming second season of Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias, and her MCV Productions have landed the rights to Weatherspoon’s romance trilogy and have begun development on the series’ first book, A Cowboy to Remember. Woods will write the pilot episode of the series and executive produce.

Described as a “modern-day happily ever after,” the story centers on chef Evie Buchanan and former rodeo champion Zach Pleasant. After an accident lands Evie in the hospital with no recollection of who she is, her assistant seeks help from Evie’s “family” of close friends who run a luxury ranch in California where she grew up. Though Evie doesn’t remember any of them, she recognizes Zach as someone from her dreams. Meanwhile, Zach has had to ignore his feelings for Evie, especially after their families intervened to make sure their childhood friendship never turned into anything more and Evie eventually moved away. But now with a potential second chance all these years later, Zach and Evie could have their own happily ever after.

Weatherspoon has penned over 20 romance titles. Her Cowboys of California series includes two additional books, which also follow the romantic tales of three Black cowboy brothers who run their family’s ranch in Charming, California. The second book, If the Boot Fits tells a modern-day Cinderella story, whereas the series’ upcoming third installment, due later in 2021, offers a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The author also runs the Women of Color in Romance blog, which promotes the works of women in color in romance fiction.

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Weatherspoon’s A Cowboy to Remember was published last year by Dafina, an imprint of Kensington Publishing. The author is repped by Holly Root at Root Literary, and Matt Sugarman, Weintraub Tobin. Woods is repped by Jacqueline Mosher and Rob Wolken at Rain Management Group, and entertainment attorney, Leigh Leshner, Esq. at The Law Offices of Leigh Leshner.

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