Starz & BBC Team With Colin Callender For Drama Series Adaptation Of Thriller Novel ‘The Kills’

On the heels of its U.S. release last week to great reviews, Richard House’s political conspiracy thriller novel The Kills is headed to television as a drama series for Starz and the BBC produced by Colin Callender’s Playground. The Kills, which was optioned by Playground, centers on the global manhunt for a British mercenary who goes on the run after stealing $50 million from an American reconstruction project in Iraq. Search is underway for a writer to adapt the literarythekills property, which has a rather unusual structure. The Kills, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and nominated for a Sky Arts Award, was originally published in the U.S. as four separate interconnecting books, while in the U.S. the quartet of books came out as a single volume. Book 1, titled Sutler, chronicles the manhunt at the center of the plot.

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alycakes2926d ago

At least if it's on BBC I'll get a chance to watch it if it's good.