Bird Box Author Confirms Sequel is Coming, Shares New Details

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Bird Box author Josh Malerman has confirmed that he will publish the sequel to his post-apocalyptic Bird Box novel on October 1. Malerman, who confirmed the sequel during his interview with Esquire (via EW), revealed the title to be Malorie, named after the main character (played by Sandra Bullock in the Netflix movie) of the first book.

During the interview with Esquire, Malerman explained that watching Netflix's film adaptation from last year convinced him to explore the character again. "I wanted to get to know [Malorie] 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."


Malerman went on to clarify that the sequel will focus on Malorie's story: "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," he told Esquire. "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."

It will probably take a few years before Netflix releases an adaptation for the Bird Box sequel but since the first one was so popular, we'll probably see it in the streaming service soon enough, and hopefully, Sandra Bullock will reprise one of her most iconic roles.

Originally published in 2014, Bird Box was adapted into a full-length film and released by Netflix last year. The film is one of the most popular titles on Netflix.

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