Will Packer Media and Kinetic Content announced today they have secured the rights to Tia Williams’ Seven Days in June in a competitive situation and will adapt the novel for television. Seven Days in June debuted on the New York Times best seller fiction list.
Published in 2021 by Grand Central Publishing, Seven Days in June is a seductive romance about star-crossed lovers. The novel follows Eva Mercy, a successful erotica author and the daughter she’s raising on her own in Brooklyn. Unbeknownst to Eva, the love of her life is about to return — and she hasn’t see him since their affair ended abruptly, 15 years ago.
Chris Coelen, CEO of Kinetic Content along with President and Partner Melissa Myers will team up with record breaking producer Will Packer and Carolyn Newman, Head of Will Packer Media Scripted Television, to adapt the novel for television and executive produce the project.
The project is the first to be announced since the launch of Kinetic Content’s scripted division last year. Kinetic Content’s unscripted slate includes hits for Netflix, Lifetime, ABC, Bravo, FOX, REELZ, E! and HBO Max. Will Packer Media has produced and/or developed a wide range of scripted programming for networks and streaming platforms such as OWN, ABC, Amazon, CBS, FX, Nickelodeon, NBC, BET, Lifetime and FOX.
“Every so often I get to engage in a project that I am absolutely sure will be a game changer. This is that project. Seven Days in June is provocative, timely and wildly entertaining, said Will Packer. The sexiness, the intensity, the unashamed Blackness makes this an ideal project for us at Team Packer. Tia is so incredibly talented and Kinetic Content are such perfect partners, this is the right project for the right team at the right time!”
Melissa Myers adds, We were blown away by Tia’s masterful storytelling on Seven Days in June and were passionate about winning the commission, which was sought after by so many in our industry. We are excited about working with Tia and the team at Will Packer to bring this beautiful and emotional love story to the screen.”
Tia Williams, who will also executive produce, is the author of Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series. Her book, The Perfect Find, is currently being adapted into a Netflix feature starring Gabrielle Union. Williams has had a 15 year career in the magazine industry writing for such publications as Elle, Glamour, and Essence.