Before it became a Netflix film, Bird Box was a novel written by Josh Malerman, published in 2014. In a chat with Esquire this week, Malerman reveals that a sequel is in the works!

The sequel will be titled Malorie, continuing the story of Bird Box’s main character.

Malerman explains, “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.”

He teased, “We get to know both Malorie and the creatures better.”

Malorie will be released on October 1, 2019.