Media Res to Adapt Silvia Park’s Luminous


Media Res, the studio behind the Apple TV+ Korean family saga Pachinko, has secured the rights to develop Silvia Park’s debut sci-fi family drama Luminous as a TV series.

Luminous tells the story of three estranged siblings living in a recently reunified Korea, where sentient, sensitive, very-nearly-human robots are a part of daily life.

Park’s novel is a blend of immersive futuristic cross-cultural world-building with eccentric, romantic, comedic and sometimes heartbreaking character journeys.

In a highly competitive auction, Luminous landed with Simon & Schuster and was acquired by editor Tim O’Connell (who worked on Ted Chiang’s Exhalation, Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife and Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown). Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer will executive produce for Media Res, and Park will produce.