Murder In The Big Smoke
Over at the knowledge online, they have just reported that ITV is adapting Kate London’s novel Post Mortem for TV. Here’s a few details…
ITV has greenlit an adaptation of Kate London’s crime thriller, Post Mortem, to be filmed with the title The Tower, from Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson.
Mammoth Screen and Windhover Films (Harbinson’s prodco) are making the three-part drama, based on the first in London’s Metropolitan series of novels featuring Sergeant Sarah Collins and rookie Lizzie Griffiths.
Harbinson, who has also worked on Fearless, 24 and ER, will executive produce alongside Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer and Karen Thrussell. Paul Testar produces, Sherie Myers is co-producer and Jim Loach directs.
London is a former Met Police Officer who finished her career working as part of a Major Investigation Team on the Homicide and Serious Crime Command. She said of the commission: “In 2006 I ran away from the circus to join the police. Within a matter of weeks I was writing – not for publication, but because I just had to get down on paper the world I encountered: its complexity, laughter, loyalty, the moral conflicts and the dangers that were not only physical. Policing showed me London in a way no other job could. The product of this experience was my first novel, Post Mortem.
“After a fierce bidding war, I chose Patrick Harbinson to bring the book to screen. I was persuaded not only by his outstanding track record, but by his passionate engagement with the characters and the choices they face. I am thrilled and honoured that Patrick and the high-calibre team at Mammoth and ITV have come together to bring my characters to life on the screen.”
Harbinson added; “After six years on Homeland, I wanted to get back to my roots and write something firmly based in the UK. As soon as I read Kate London’s beautifully written novels I knew they were it. They are authentic, funny, crammed with original characters, and they tell intense and challenging stories. I know that audiences will fall in love with Kate’s two wonderful protagonists Sarah and Lizzie, just as I have. I am delighted to be working with Damien and my friends at Mammoth Screen again.”
Murder In The Big Smoke Over at the knowledge online, they have just reported that ITV is adapting Kate London’s novel Post Mortem for TV. Here’s a few details… ITV has greenlit an adaptation of Kate London’s crime thriller, Post Mortem, to be filmed with the title The Tower, from Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson. Mammoth
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