It’s announced this week that The Feed, a brand new sci-fi novel by Nick Clark Windo, is to be adapted into a high-end drama by Amazon and Virgin Media, who have won the rights to the adaptation.
The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.
According to Deadline magazine, the 10-part drama will be adapted for screen by The Walking Dead executive producer Channing Powell and British producer Studio Lambert. When aired, Amazon will hold the rights to the show for the Prime Service, and we’ll bring you more details of that when the show is in production.
It’s very early for the news of the adaptation with the novel barely on the shelves, but the post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel explores what it is to be human and what it is to be connected in a digital age, capturing the zeitgeist of today. Described as Walking Dead meets Black Mirror, we think it’s likely to be huge when it releases, and thankfully that is a while away yet so if you want to read the novel before this hits the screens, it’s time to do so!
Actress come filmmaker Hannah Marks will direct the Fox 2000 feature film adaptation of Turtles all the Way Down. Marks is best known for her role in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and has been named as director on this adaptation.
The story of How to be a Woman is a memoir of Caitlin Moran’s life as she moves from adolescence in Wolverhampton to her adult life, while attempting to answer the questions every woman has asked herself while navigating these tricky life moments. The adaptation will be narrated by Caitlin Moran and star Louise Brealey (Sherlock) as Caitlin, Jeanette Percival as Caitlin’s sister Caz, and Clare Corbett as Caitlin’s mother.
The latest version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women will be the eighth adaptation of the novel, first published in 1868 and celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The adaptation is written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and produced by Amy Pascal (The Post), Denise Di Novi (Little Women 1994), Robin Swicord (Matilda), and Andrea Giannetti (Passengers).
This brilliantly written book is already an audiobook narrated by Neil Gaiman himself – who could read the phone book and make it sound good.
Now, the BBC is bringing us an exciting new radio dramatization of Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Having previously dramatized other works by Neil Gaiman including Good Omens (his collaboration with Terry Pratchett) and Neverwhere, we have high hopes for this dramatization too.