“Chernobyl” producer Sister is adapting the hit Audible unique podcast “West Cork” for TV.
Created by Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde, “West Cork” is an investigation into the 1996 homicide of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Du Plantier, a French movie producer, was discovered close to her vacation dwelling across the West Cork city of Schull, a serene area on Ireland’s idyllic southern coast. The case is extensively identified in Ireland, a dragged-out nationwide fiasco and lengthy supply of morbid public fascination.
This is the third iteration of the du Plantier in latest months. Sky has “Murder on the Cottage,” directed by Jim Sheridan, within the works, whereas Lightbox is producing the identical story for Netflix.
The Sister adaptation of the true crime smash hit will see chief inventive govt Kate Fenske and joint inventive director Naomi de Pear govt producing with director of improvement Alice Tyler growing alongside Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde, and Audible. UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of Sam Bungey and Jennifer Forde, in addition to Audible for this venture, and represents “West Cork.”
Bungey and Forde lived as a part of the neighborhood through the course of their investigation. The pair introduce an intricate cast of characters, a provocative prime suspect, and a recovering neighborhood who all crave decision. Not only for themselves however for Sophie Du Plantier and her household.
Upon its launch, “West Cork” was the #1 nonfiction finest vendor on Audible’s Top 10 checklist for seven weeks straight and remained on the checklist for 12 consecutive weeks. When it was launched on iTunes, it reached #1 within the U.Okay., Ireland, Canada and New Zealand, #2 in Australia and the Netherlands and reached #3 on the checklist of prime Apple Podcasts within the U.S.
Sister can also be in improvement on “The Jungle Prince,” Ellen Barry’s acclaimed story and podcast for The New York Times, directed by Mira Nair for Amazon, James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong,” which made the New York Times bestseller checklist in 2020, con-man thriller” The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies” for the BBC and Helena Merriman’s BBC Radio 4 podcast “Tunnel 29,” which has scored greater than 5 million downloads worldwide and a Bee Gees biopic directed by Kenneth Branagh.