EXCLUSIVE: UK indie The Forge (Roadkill, National Treasure) has secured TV adaptation rights to Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling collection of books often known as The Emma Harte Saga.
The deal covers eight novels, together with her newest work, A Man Of Honour, which is a prequel to her famed 1979 ebook A Woman Of Substance and is because of be revealed by HarperCollins in November.
A Woman Of Substance, the primary within the collection, has offered greater than 30 million copies. The story follows a servant lady who by means of expertise, true grit, onerous graft, ambition, and drive turns into an enormous success as a tycoon, founding a enterprise empire and a household dynasty. The novel was beforehand tailored for TV again in 1984.
The different six books are: Hold The Dream; To Be The Best; Emma’s Secret; Unexpected Blessings; Just Rewards; and Breaking The Rules.
The deal was brokered by Barbara Taylor Bradford’s media agent Luke Speed on behalf of Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown Group.
The Forge has credit together with Jack Thorne’s BAFTA-winning trilogy National Treasure, Kiri and The Accident, in addition to Ackley Bridge, The Last Post, Collateral, and just lately the political thriller Roadkill starring Hugh Laurie, which aired on PBS within the U.S. and BBC One within the UK.
Upcoming, the corporate has Becoming Elizabeth, an eight half unique collection for Starz by author Anya Reiss, and as Deadline just lately revealed, Jack Thorne’s new drama Help, to be directed by Marc Munden and starring Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer.
“Barbara’s generosity and assist along with her masterpiece has been unimaginable. We are honoured to be allowed to convey this riveting and much-loved saga to the display,” mentioned Beth Willis, Executive Producer at The Forge. “Television dramas about ladies who aren’t pushed by love or a necessity for love are rarer than hen’s tooth. Emma Harte has an array of dazzling romances, marriages, lovers and missed alternatives. But what drives her is a steely dedication to by no means really feel powerless, to supply and to guard and, most significantly, to win.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford added, “The Forge has acted swiftly and has been nice to work with. I believe my darling Emma Harte and her huge household have simply discovered a great residence.”