Death In Paradise producer Mars Pictures’ adaptation of Louise Candlish’s Sunday Times best-selling real-estate book British broadcaster ITV has picked up our House.
Red Planet announced that it had secured the rights to the novel last year, and now Deadline can report that ITV has commissioned a four-part series, which can be penned by EastEnders writer Simon Ashdown.
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Our House will tell you the story of Fi Lawson. She arrives home at some point to seek out a family of strangers getting into her home. And her husband, Bram, has disappeared. Because the nightmare takes a grip, both Bram and Fi. It attempts to add up the events that led to a devastating crime and the way they each are getting to survive the chilling truth.
The show is slated to shoot during summer next year. And the casting will be announced closer to when cameras get cracking. Red Planet’s joint director Belinda Campbell is the executive producer, while ITV drama Chief Polly Hill commissioned the series.
“It’s an addictive, suspenseful novel. Simon Ashdown perfectly captures that in his adaptation,” Hill said. Ashdown adding: “I was gripped by Louise’s brilliant novel from the primary page and loved the deft intertwining of the fringe of your seat thriller and sophisticated exploration of a wedding in free fall.”
Mars explaining “Our House” after a hotly contested auction for the T.V. rights during a deal brokered by Luke Speed on behalf of Sheila Crowley of the Curtis Brown Group. It is broadcasting within the U.K. by Simon & Schuster and within the U.S. by Berkley, Penguin Random House.