Shania Twain is helping develop author Debbie Macomber‘s Heart of Texas novels into an upcoming TV series.
Twain has partnered with Reel World Management, Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry, Executive Producers of the Netflix original series, Virgin River, to adapt the novels for the small screen. Twain will Executive Produce alongside Roth and Perry and will be contributing creatively to Heart of Texas, which revolves around the personal and professional struggles of siblings Savanah, Grady and Richard Weston who must fight to keep the family ranch and legacy alive after the untimely death of their parents.
“Heart of Texas is an exciting project for me to be involved in as I very much relate to the dynamics and the powerful connection of friends and family of a small-town community,” says Twain. “It’s a story of love, laughter and true grit, all elements that so strongly influence my songwriting.”
Macomber is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author who has sold more than 200 million copies of her books worldwide. Her novels have spent over 1,000 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list with 13 novels hitting the number one spot.
“Reel World Management is excited to collaborate with Shania Twain and Debbie Macomber, two outstanding female creatives who have successfully built powerhouse brands, to create a series that will resonate emotionally with a global audience while also reinforcing the valuable themes of tolerance, female empowerment, family, community and endurance,” says Roth.