Five Nights at Freddy’s to be turned into YA novel series

Scholastic has teamed with Scottgames to develop a book series based on the popular Five Nights at Freddy’s game franchise.

The deal between Scottgames and Scholastic was facilitated by Striker Entertainment, Scottgames’ worldwide licensing agent.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes (a novel that was self-published in 2015) will be published by Scholastic in paperback in October 2016. The second and third titles in the series will follow in 2017 and 2018.

"We are thrilled to be publishing the Five Nights at Freddy’s young adult book series and to partner with creator Scott Cawthon,” said Debra Dorfman, vice president and publisher, global licensing, and media consumer products, Scholastic.

“This spine-chilling series expands upon unsolved mysteries of the game’s lore as well as bring new fans unfamiliar with the games to a new, hair-raising series to read."

Scott Cawthon of Scottgames added: “I can’t think of a better marketing and publishing partner for Five Night’s at Freddy’s than Scholastic.

"Their passion and commitment, coupled with their proven track record with franchises in the YA space, made them a natural choice for me."

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