Sonar Entertainment has acquired Watchdog by Will McIntosh (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, October), about twins who build a robot that is a watchdog, for an animated kids series. (Kidscreen)

Producer Komixx Media Group (which is based in the U.K. and L.A.) has optioned Captured by Kelly Anne Blount (Wattpad), about a girl who is kidnapped by a person she meets for an online date. (Variety)

The Dutch memoir Judas by Astrid Holleeder (Little Brown, spring 2018) has been optioned by Atlas Entertainment and Amblin Television. (Deadline Hollywood)

No Exit by Taylor Adams (Joffe Books, June), about a woman who finds a kidnapped girl in a car, has been optioned by 20th Century Fox. (Bookseller)

Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified Komixx Entertainment as an Australian producer. It is a U.K.- and L.A.-based company, with an Australian office.