After becoming a sensation on Netflix, Bird Box will indeed be getting a sequel. However, it won't be a movie or television series, but rather a followup to Josh Malerman's 2014 novel.
Titled Malorie, Malerman's sequel will focus on Malorie, who was played by Sandra Bullock in the movie. As tempted as he was to focus on her children Tom and Olympia, Malerman will instead pick up right where the book and movie left off, with Malorie leaving the sanctuary for the blind and venturing back out into the world. This time, we'll apparently learn more about the invisible monsters that were making people commit suicide and who are intent on haunting her.
"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," Malerman told Esquire. "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."
When asked about the monsters' origins, he remained coy but confirmed their backstory was forthcoming. "I don't want to give too much away," Malerman teased. "Let me think of a cool way to put it. I will say this: we get to know both Malorie and the creatures better."
Notably, Malorie left the refugee camp when it seemed she was safe there with the kids, piquing fans' interests as to why they'd depart. In any case, insight into these creatures is something fans have long clamored for and thankfully, after all the mystery, Malerman is ready to remove the blindfold to show just what they really are and why they're causing the apocalypse.
Malorie goes on sale October 1 from Penguin/Random House. Streaming on Netflix, Bird Box stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Sarah Paulson, Colson Baker and John Malkovich.