Germany’s ZDF Enterprises has partnered with award-winning U.Ok.-based Endor Productions to develop and co-produce the brand new crime thriller sequence “A State Of Grace,“ primarily based on the favored books by author-screenwriter M.J. Arlidge.
Arlidge will probably be adapting “Eeny Meeny,“ the primary e-book of his bestselling assortment of 10 novels, which revolves round kick-ass non-public investigator Helen Grace, the U.Ok.‘s most intreprid crime fighter who takes down criminals clad in leather-based and on her Kawasaki motorcycle. On this sequence of six one-hour episodes, she faces a twisted serial killer whose techniques are baffling however much more horrific once they all begin making sense.
Arlidge, who will even be serving as an government producer alongside Endor’s managing director Carlo Dusi, mentioned: “Helen Grace is the Darkish Knight of Southampton, a troubled, brooding however distinctive crime fighter, whose style for motion is matched by her seering intelligence and ethical braveness.“
“Remorseless, decided, sort and brave, she is each prison’s worst nightmare and each crime reader’s dream,“ he continued, including: “Over the previous ten years, I’ve had huge enjoyable bringing Helen Grace to life on the web page – I can’t wait now to introduce her to TV viewers.”
The deal was brokered by Yi Qiao, Director ZDFE.drama for ZDF Enterprises, who will deal with worldwide gross sales, with Dusi. Qiao and Endor Prods. founder Hilary Bevan Jones will even government produce.
Expressing his delight at partnering with Endor Prods, Qiao mentioned: “Matt Arlidge’s good storytelling along with Endor’s expertise at producing premium dramas and their entry to expertise makes for a profitable mixture, and I can’t wait to see this thriller develop right into a binge-worthy sequence.”
“Hilary and I fell in love with the formidable Helen Grace from our very first learn, and are actually excited to be working with a author of many abilities reminiscent of Matt in bringing his chilling, unputdownable novels to the display screen,“ mentioned Dusi.
Endor Prods, which agreed to a multi-year contract extension with transatlantic manufacturing group Purple Arrow Studios in 2020, produced two seasons of the acclaimed interval crime drama sequence “Vienna Blood“ for Austrian Broadcaster ORF and ZDF that bought to BBC Two (U.Ok.) and PBS (U.S.). Its different credit embrace “Anansi Boys” for Amazon Studios, primarily based on Neil Gaiman’s bestseller; a forthcoming movie for BBC One (UK), “However When We Dance” and two seasons of Matthew Parkhill’s “Deep State” – the primary scripted drama sequence commissioned by Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa.