Exciting PENDULUM TV news
Pendulum Picked Up by NBCUniversal International Studios and a US Publisher
Pendulum, the crime thriller by author and screenwriter, Adam Hamdy, is being developed by NBCUniversal International Studios as a television series, and US book rights have been acquired by Quercus
Posted on September 26, 2016 in Film/TV Adaptations
Tags: Adam Hamdy, TV Crime, pendulum, thriller
Pendulum, the crime thriller by author and screenwriter, Adam Hamdy, is being developed for television by NBCUniversal International Studios. Hamdy will work with NBCUniversal International Studios to adapt the novel and serve as executive producer on the show. It will be produced by London production company, Hardy Son & Baker, with whom NBCUniversal International Studios has a first-look deal.
In a separate development, the US book rights have been acquired by Quercus, which is set to publish Pendulum in North America in June 2017. Pendulum was acquired by Headline as the first in a trilogy of books. Headline will publish Pendulum in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in November 2016.
“It was immediately clear to us that Pendulum’s narrative would appeal to audiences internationally given the book is a thrilling, high-concept ride about the nature of our digitally connected society. We are thrilled to have Adam on board to adapt the book and look forward to taking the project to buyers” says Tom Coan, SVP, Scripted Programming at NBCUniversal International Studios.
After adapting David Mitchell’s Booker-nominated novel, Number9Dream, Hamdy signed with Christine Glover of Casarotto and has since been developing original drama series with some of the UK’s leading production companies.
“I’m excited to be bringing Pendulum to the screen for NBCUniversal International Studios, and am working hard to ensure that the adaptation has all the qualities that make the book such a thrilling read,” says Hamdy. “I’m delighted that Quercus is publishing Pendulum in the US. It’s a real privilege to join the ranks of outstanding authors they’ve introduced to American readers.”