Red Production Company has optioned Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth by Jess Phillips MP, to be developed into a TV drama.
The book, written by Labour MP Jess Phillips, is a collection of stories from her own life and was shortlisted for the Parliamentary Book Awards in 2017.
The drama will be a co-production, and co-developed, between RED and executive producer Lucy Dyke, whose credits include Abi Morgan’s The Split, Black Mirror and Ripper Street.
Jess Phillips MP said; “I’m utterly thrilled to be working with RED, a company based outside of London led by Nicola Shindler, and with Lucy Dyke co-producing. They make the kind of television that truly represents people and events as they are and that was deeply important to me. The story of women in politics is complex and nuanced and intriguing, and it’s a story that needs telling.”
Executive Producer and Chief Executive of RED Production Company Nicola Shindler said; “Jess is an inspirational woman who fights for what she believes in and isn’t afraid to be honest and outspoken. Using her book as a source we’re excited to create a drama that explores how an engaged woman can make a difference in today’s very complicated world.”
RED Production Company secured the book through a deal brokered by Yasmin McDonald and Laura Macdougall of United Agents. EVERYWOMAN: One Woman’s Truths About Speaking the Truth is published by Random House.
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