The Cry producer Synchronicity Films has optioned the rights to best-selling thriller writer Craig Russell’s Lennox book series which is being adapted as a TV series by writer Robert Murphy (Invisible, DCI Banks, Inspector George Gently, Vera, Shetland).
Based on the “Lennox” classic noir book series set in Glasgow in the 1950s, the 4 x 60’ TV adaptation is being developed as a returning period crime series.
The deal was brokered through Georgina Ruffhead of David Higham Associates.
Claire Mundell Managing Director and Creative Director of Synchronicity, said: “Craig Russell’s Lennox is a fascinating character, taking inspiration from the classic noir detective and infusing him with freshness and bite through intricately researched setting, authenticity of the period and compelling plot. We know that Robert will bring his wit and brilliant instinct for storytelling to this project, and we can’t wait to showcase it to audiences hungry for innovative crime drama.”
Craig Russell added:, “From my first meeting with Claire, Synchronicity’s energy and enthusiasm for Lennox has been amazing and their vision of the character and his story reflects mine perfectly. I am convinced Claire and the team offer the ideal partner in bringing Lennox—who is a subtly nuanced and complex character—to the screen. I am very excited to see it all coming together.”
Synchronicity is also developing a TV series based on Heather Norris’ best-selling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
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