Grab your blindfolds, ladies and gents. Author Josh Malerman is bringing us an all-new Bird Box sequel.
The 43-year-old writer just revealed that a follow-up novel—we repeat, novel—will hit bookshelves on October 1. Although we don’t know much about the sequel, he confirmed that it will further explore the main character, Malorie (played by Sandra Bullock in the movie).
Malerman announced the news in a recent interview with Esquire and admitted that the idea came after the success of the Netflix movie. “I wanted to get to know [Malorie] even better,” he said. “At the end of the movie, I turned to my girl Allison and said, ‘I want to know what happens next!’ and she’s like, ‘Well, you know, you could make that happen,’ so it really was this warm feeling.”
The author went on to warn fans that Boy (Julian Edwards) and Girl (Vivien Lyra Blair) will have much smaller roles, adding, “In the time between Bird Box coming out and the time since I’ve been writing Malorie, I’ve been asked a ton of times: people want to know what happened with Boy and Girl. But as much as I care about Boy and Girl, this isn’t their story. The Bird Box world is Malorie’s story, and I wanted to know more about her.”
Malerman didn’t say whether or not the sequel will be adapted to film, but hey, it’s a start.