THE MINIATURIST was one of the hottest books at the 2013 Book Fair, following Juliet Mushens’s (The Agency Group) sale to Picador in the UK and rights deals in 32 other countries. Since then the title has become something of a publishing phenomenon storming to the top of the best seller lists in both hardback and paperback as well as winning the New Writer of the Year and overall Book of the Year in the National Book Awards.
Company Pictures will adapt THE MINIATURIST as a high-end television drama series. Kate Sinclair, who discovered the book for Company over a year before publication, will be the Executive Producer for the project and Jessie Burton will act as a Consultant. The deal was negotiated by Rich Green at ICM Partners on behalf of Juliet Mushens at the Agency Group, and Jeremy Miles for Company on behalf of MD John Yorke.
Said Kate Sinclair: “Jessie has written an astoundingly beautiful novel making the world of seventeenth Amsterdam live and breathe in incredible detail. At its heart, her story is also a fast paced thriller full of intrigue and dark secrets that has the potential to make a complex and compelling high-end drama for television. We hope this will grip a contemporary audience, as the book has done, and we see it as our next WOLF HALL.”
Said John Yorke: “I’m delighted that Company have secured the rights to Jessie’s fantastic book. From White Teeth to Wolf Hall, Company have a great track record in taking unique and exciting books to the screen and we can’t wait to work with Jessie on it”.
Jessie Burton said, “Company TV’s passionate, creative vision for The Miniaturist impressed me from the beginning, and I am thrilled they have secured the rights. The book is in sophisticated hands now, and I cannot wait to see Nella and Johannes brought to life.”
More information is available here: http://www.picador.com/blog/january-2015/the-miniaturist-by-jessie-burton-to-be-adapted-for-tv