‘The Trespassers’ TV adaptation in development
A TV adaptation of Meg Mundell’s novel The Trespassers (UQP) is being developed by Triptych Pictures and production company Fremantle.
The screen rights were optioned via Alex Adsett Publishing Services (AAPS). Development is underway with Triptych producer Kristian Moliere, screenwriter Andy Cox and Fremantle’s drama team, headed by Jo Porter, working on the project. Porter said Mundell’s novel ‘lends itself to the kind of event television that makes it the perfect addition to our international drama slate’.
‘As soon as Andy Cox and I read Meg Mundell’s gripping and powerful novel, we could envisage a television adaptation that we knew would resonate with audiences,’ said Moliere. ‘Through a group of isolated strangers forming connections, the book explores a range of relevant contemporary issues in a tense and suspenseful setting.’
AAPS literary agent Martin Shaw said: ‘There are so many images in this novel that leave such an indelible impression, and with the talent now assembling behind this co-production, I’m convinced it will be equally as impressive on screen.’