Bird Box Author Confirms A Sequel Is On The Way

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20 March 2019

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If you got obsessed with Netflix's Bird Box at the start of the year then you will be thrilled to hear that a sequel is on the way!

Bird Box started life as a book, and author Josh Malerman has now announced that a sequel will be released in October. The new book will be named Malorie. 

While no Netflix sequel has been announced, we can’t imagine they would want to miss the chance to re-visit the world of Bird Box. Until then, we're more than ready for a book!

Josh told Esquire, "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. I wanted to get to know her even better.

"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."

And while Josh refused to say whether we would get any more information about what the terrifying Bird Box creatures are, he did reveal that Malorie and the kids would be in a "similar" but different location to the safe haven they found themselves in at the end of the story.

"They’ve left there. Similar in that they’re trying to make things work. It’s not like it opens with them in paradise," he said. 

There are a lot of differences between the book and the movie, but they generally follow the same storyline.  People across the globe start mysteriously going crazy and committing suicide after seeing some kind of supernatural creature. To survive, everyone must be blindfolded when they go outside or they risk seeing the creatures. Several years after the outbreak, a woman named Malorie must make a journey down a river with two small children. Through a series of flashbacks, we discover how Malorie survived those first few months after life as we know it ended.

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