Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other to be Adapted for TV

Girl Woman, Other is the 2019 Booker Prize-winning novel from Barnardine Evaristo. The novel, which won the award jointly with Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, made Evaristo the first black woman to ever receive the awards.

Girl, Woman, Other, depicts modern life for British women, exploring the voices of 12 different individuals, the majority of which were black women. Following its Booker Prize win, the novel quickly became one of the highest-selling book releases of 2019. Now, Girl, Woman, Other is set to hit our TV screens in an exciting adaptation.

The news of this project comes after Potboiler Television acquired the rights to Bernardine Evaristo’s novel. Deadline reported that, Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s UK production company, Potboiler Television, won the rights to Girl, Woman, Other after a deal was agreed with Lesley Throne, Evaristo’s literary agency working for Aitken Alexander.

Speaking about the exciting news of the upcoming adaptation, Egan said that Potboiler Television “are delighted to be working with Bernardine on bringing this vibrant and joyous novel to the screen. It is a vivid and authentic as well as important story of our times.”

While the author herself, Bernardine Evaristo, tweeted, “My 12 womxn – with their families, friends, colleagues, lovers & partners etc now going into development with Potboiler Television. Bliss.”

So far, there is no news on casting, when filming will get underway, and when or where the adaptation is likely to air, however, we will stay close to the news and bring you any further updates as and when more information is released.



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