EXCLUSIVE: In a aggressive scenario, Roughcut TV, the BAFTA-winning British producer behind Stath Lets Flats and People Just Do Nothing, has swooped for the rights to adapt Sarah Vaughan’s fourth novel right into a tv collection.
The firm, spearheaded by The Office producer Ash Atalla, considers the deal for Little Disasters to be an necessary second in its technique to maneuver into high-end drama. It follows Vaughan turning into a scorching property in TV after Netflix set an adaptation of her third book, Anatomy Of A Scandal, with Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley showrunning and Sienna Miller starring.
Little Disasters is a psychological thriller, centering on pediatrician, Dr Liz Trenchard, who’s stunned to seek out the kid of her shut pal, Jess, has been admitted to accident and emergency. Jess is an attentive mom, however Trenchard has a dreadful feeling that her pal’s clarification for what occurred doesn’t mirror the kid’s accidents. As she alerts the authorities, Jess’ life unravels and guarded secrets and techniques floor, with penalties for his or her friendship group.
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Roughcut TV is presently interviewing writers for the collection and is but to take the challenge to market. Vaughan mentioned she was “blown away” by the corporate’s pitch for the e-book, saying it has a “commitment to being brave and true to the darkness of the story.”
Roughcut’s drama growth producer Marianna Abbotts, who works alongside head of scripted Alex Smith, added: “Sarah’s meticulously researched story bravely explores the dark reaches and intense love of motherhood through a taut, compelling psychological thriller. The female friendships at the heart of the book and the way mothers judge each other make this a hugely universal and relatable subject.”
Roughcut TV is presently engaged on a 3rd season of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning realtor comedy Stath Lets Flats, which has been picked up by HBO Max within the U.S., in addition to a film based mostly on BBC Three’s pirate radio mockumentary People Just Do Nothing.
Anatomy Of A Scandal is presently taking pictures within the UK. Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Rupert Friend (Strange Angel) co-star within the anthology collection a couple of high-flying Westminster politician whose marriage unravels when he’s accused of rape. House Of Cards showrunner Melissa James Gibson is collaborating with Kelley on the drama, which is directed by S.J. Clarkson (Succession).
Roughcut TV is repped by CAA. Vaughan’s deal was brokered by Penelope Killick at David Higham Associates.