Based on the trilogy of horror YA novels by LJ Smith, the new series is being adapted for Warner Bros. Television (WBTV). Smith is also the author of The Vampire Diaries books, which were adapted for The CW.
The series, which is now officially looking for a writer, is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and David Madden.
The official description for the series reads: "The Forbidden Game is a teen horror trilogy of novels in which a girl named Jenny and six friends enter a Jumanjilike game that drops them into different shadow worlds to fight off their worst nightmares, or die and have their souls forever imprisoned.
"The stakes are set by Julian, an enigmatic blueeyed boy who moves freely between worlds. Jenny is determined to save herself and her friends, but when she starts to fall in love with Julian her loyalties are tested beyond anything she has ever experienced."
Published in 1994, The Forbidden Game trilogy consists of the books The Hunter, The Chase and The Kill.