Heyday Television has secured the adaptation rights to Gillian McAllister’s novel Just Another Missing Person.

Georgia Pritchett (Succession, The Shrink Next Door, Veep), will adapt the story for television.

Academy Award nominated producer David Heyman (Barbie, Gravity, Marriage Story, Once Upon Time… in Hollywood), Georgia Pritchett, Gillian McAllister and Sue Gibbs will serve as Executive Producers.

Just Another Missing Person follows Heyday’s limited series Apples Never Fall which launched on Peacock in the US and was recently picked up by the BBC, and two seasons of hit The Capture. Heyday Television is also currently developing The Push by Ashley Audrain.

Just Another Missing Person follows Julia, a detective brought in to investigate the high-profile disappearance of a young woman. However, a simple case quickly becomes complicated when a mysterious stranger blackmails Julia into framing a seemingly innocent person for the crime. Now Julia is forced to choose between getting to the truth of the case – or protecting her own daughter.

Gillian McAllister commented: “I’m so honoured that the superlative Heyday Television, Universal International Studios and Georgia Pritchett have teamed up to work on the adaptation of Just Another Missing Person. Truly, sometimes I think I am dreaming.”

David Heyman said: “Gillian McAllister is an extraordinary storyteller, and Just Another Missing Person is a shining example of exactly that. It’s a provocative and gripping thriller filled with emotionally engaging characters, deliciously complicated relationships and shocking twists. Just Another Missing Person is a story that stays with you long after the final page and Georgia Pritchett is the perfect screenwriter to bring it to life as a thrilling premium TV series.”

Gillian McAllister is represented by UTA and Felicity Blunt & Lucy Morris at The Curtis Brown Group.

Just Another Missing Person is published by Penguin Random House in the UK and HarperCollins in the US

Georgia Pritchett is represented by Lily Williams at Curtis Brown and Dan Erlij at UTA

Heyday Television is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Jon Creamer

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