Kudos has bought the television rights to Ill Will, a neo-gothic novel from Michael Stewart that tells a spin off story of The Wuthering Heights’ romantic hero, Heathcliff. The novel is due to be published in March.
In Emily Brontë’s novel, Heathcliff disappears from Wuthering Heights halfway through the story and return three years later a wealthy and educated man, but it’s never explained where he has been. Stewart’s novel fills in the missing pieces.
Executive Producer, Emma Kingsman-Lloyd said “Heathcliff has always been a powerfully alluring figure. Michael Stewart’s brilliantly atmospheric and clever story gives us a provocative and profound insight into this well-loved hero and answers the question that has haunted fans for generations. I am delighted we are finally able to bring Heathcliff’s full, remarkably compelling story to life.”
Ill Will (w/t) will be Executive Produced by Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Diederick Santer at Kudos. The title, to be published by HQ Harper Collins in March 2018, was signed by Sue Swift, Head of Literary Acquisitions for Kudos.
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