BBC Three has announced A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, a new teen crime thriller adapted for the BBC from Holly Jackson’s New York Times bestselling novel by Poppy Cogan (Red Rose, Dangerous Liaisons).
The six-part series will be made by Moonage Pictures (The Pursuit of Love), and will film in 2023 for broadcast on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. Case closed. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But Pippa Fitz-Amobi – our insatiably smart, slightly square heroine – isn’t so sure and she’s determined to prove it. But if Sal Singh isn’t a murderer and the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pippa from the truth?
Holly Jackson says: “I am beyond thrilled that A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder has found its perfect home with Moonage Pictures and the BBC. It is a privilege to be working alongside such a talented and creative team who are as invested in the characters and story as I am. I can’t wait to introduce Pip and Ravi to a whole new audience, and to welcome back readers who have missed our partners in crime.”
Poppy Cogan says: “I’m so honoured that Holly Jackson has entrusted me with the adaptation of her hugely popular and brilliant novel. With a relentlessly twisty plot and a cast of funny and idiosyncratic characters, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder will take audiences on a thrilling ride into the dark heart of a quintessentially English town. Together with the excellent Moonage Pictures and our team of writers – Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke and Ruby Thomas – I’ve had so much fun bringing the world of the book to life. I can’t wait to see it on BBC Three.”
Matthew Read, executive producer for Moonage Pictures, says: “As soon as we read Holly Jackson’s ruthlessly compelling page-turner, we knew it had all the elements for a piece of must-see television. Pip Fitz-Amobi is a unique protagonist and it’s a huge honour to be working with Poppy Cogan in bringing her adventure to screen.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, says: “Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder is inventive, smart, gripping – and absolutely perfect for the screen. It’s with real delight that we’re teaming with Holly, Poppy Cogan and the Moonage Pictures team to bring this remarkable series to BBC Three.”
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder (6 x 45’) will be written by lead writer Poppy Cogan alongside Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke and Ruby Thomas, and will be produced by Florence Walker. The series was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, and Ben Irving, Acting Director of BBC Drama. Executive producers are Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures, Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC, and Holly Jackson and Poppy Cogan. Further creative and casting information will be announced in due course. International distribution will be handled by BBC Studios.
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