London-headquartered IP and manufacturing outfit Dominion of Drama has optioned YA supernatural romance novel “The Wanderer.”
Written by Josie Williams, the pen identify for creator Kirsty Moseley, whose books have offered greater than 860,000 copies in English, “The Wanderer” is described as a “heart-wrenching romance about first loves and lives misplaced.” Dominion of Drama will instantly start growing the e book for tv.
The deal was introduced at Sequence Mania, Europe’s main co-production discussion board for tv growth, which is at the moment underway in Lille, France.
Norton beforehand oversaw the manufacturing firm Superior Media & Leisure, and arrange Dominion of Drama in 2020. The “Wanderer” deal marks a continuation of his work adapting literary properties for the display. In 2019, by means of Superior, he developed, packaged and government produced the difference of Susan Hill’s ghost story “The Small Hand” for Paramount-backed U.Okay. broadcaster Channel 5, in co-production with Two Rivers Media.
Norton has beforehand overseen literary adaptions together with children’ content material “Select Your Personal Journey” and “Trucktown,” in addition to the property of British creator Enid Blyton.
“’The Wanderer’ is an extremely transferring love story that can rip your coronary heart to shreds while on the similar time providing you with one thing to imagine in,” stated Norton. “I used to be left totally bereft after studying it and I do know audiences will fall in love with Ryder and Maggie. Dominion is an author-founded and targeted firm and we wish to be the house for the world’s most artistic storytellers and I’m honored to have the chance to adapt Josie Williams’ unimaginable novel to the display.”
“The Wanderer” is centered on Ryder, who’s a “wanderer,” a ghost of a teenage boy who by no means crossed over into the afterlife however who has fallen deeply in love with Maggie, a 15-year-old woman who finds herself in foster care following the loss of life of her mom. When Ryder saves Maggie’s life by possessing the physique of one other teenager, it brings Maggie and Ryder nearer collectively whereas the cruel realities of life and loss of life conspire to maintain them aside.
Williams stated: “I’m completely thrilled that Dominion has optioned media rights for ‘The Wanderer.’ Maggie and Ryder’s tragic, forbidden love story took me on such an emotional journey while writing it, and I’m so joyful that their love story is one step nearer to coming alive on display.”
The deal was brokered on behalf of Williams by Meg Davis on the Ki Company, performing on behalf of the Lorella Belli on the Lorella Belli Literary Company Ltd. Dominion is represented by Huw Walters and Rosemary Klein at Business Media.