Glasgow-based production company Freedom Scripted has acquired the rights to Lucid, the memoir by author and journalist, Lucy Holden.

Freedom Scripted is making the book into a TV series, with Holden herself attached to adapt

Based on her critically acclaimed memoir published in hardback earlier this year, the series follows young, ambitious journalist Lucy over a decade, where living conditions are unstable, and love is swipeable. Life in the fast lane eventually veers into darkness, before the pandemic forces Lucy to a standstill, where she must face her own buried trauma.

Development Executive at Freedom Scripted, Nancy Napper Canter, comments, We are so pleased to be working with Lucy on adapting her brilliantly funny, perceptive and at times gut-wrenching memoir. Lucys no-holds-barred account of millennial life is second to none, and we cannot wait to bring her story to life on screen. Its set to be essential watching for anyone whos ever come of age, fallen in love, or lived in a nudist camp in Amsterdam.”

Author Lucy Holden says, Im so proud that Freedom has acquired the rights to Lucid, the memoir of my wild twenties. The number of readers who continue to write-in thanking me for laying bare my experiences suggests I have struck a nerve and that this is a story ripe for screen adaptation. Having already started working on it with the brilliant minds at Freedom, I know the series is going to be quite the ride

Freedom Scripted was founded in 2018 by former BBC, STV and World Productions development producer Mike Ellen. In June 2022, Freedom Scripted secured investment from the Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund, allowing the team to take on further hires and expand the business.


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