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‘Knife Edge,’ Thriller Novel by Veteran Brit Broadcaster Simon Mayo, Being Adapted as TV Series (Exclusive)

Knife Edge, the 2020 thriller novel and Sunday Times bestseller by veteran U.Ok. broadcaster and former BBC radio host Simon Mayo, has been optioned for TV by U.Ok. manufacturing firm iGeneration Studios. Síofra Campbell has been connected to adapt the e book to sequence and also will function lead author and govt producer, alongside iGeneration principals Edward Glauser and Michael Shyjka.

Mayo’s fourth novel, Knife Edge follows disenchanted journalist Famie Madden as she investigates the brutal homicide of 4 of her press company colleagues in coordinated rush-hour stabbings within the area of minutes.

“I loved writing Knife Edge because I love writing about Famie,” mentioned Mayo, who is probably greatest generally known as the co-host of the favored Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review on BBC Radio 1 alongside movie critic Mark Kermode, which ran from 2001 till early 2022, when the 2 introduced they had been taking the format to a brand new podcast, Kermode and Mayo’s Take. “She’s not the easiest person to get on with, but she was the easiest person to write. It’s a very contemporary, old-fashioned thriller that ends with much blood in the cathedral. Who could say no?”

Campbell’s credit embrace Marvelous, her debut characteristic as writer-director, starring Ewen Bremner, Amy Ryan and Michael Shannon, and the 12-part scripted comedy podcast The British Are Coming! starring Clint Dyer, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Saskia Reeves and Barry Ward. 

“Famie is someone who has made her own chances, taken many knocks and is somehow still an idealist although she hides it well. Her unflinching commitment to finding the truth is tough to witness but impossible to look away from,” she mentioned.

“Unlike so many thrillers that move smoothly through their gears, Knife Edge is a stunning story which escalates with beautiful unpredictability,” added iGeneration’s Glauser. “Simon has created strong and conflicted central characters and a carefully cloaked and multi-layered contemporary plot. Síofra’s adaptation ensures that this will be an enthralling watch.”

iGeneration Studios is at present in post-production on the Netflix sequence My Life with the Walter Boys, primarily based on the Ali Novak novel, which can launch in 2023. Its rom-com movie trilogy The Kissing Booth set viewing data for Netflix, with the second installment remaining within the streamer’s high 10 most-watched movies of all time. Following their success with teen and young-adult programming, Knife Edge marks the primary primetime thriller for iGeneration Studios, extending the corporate’s growth and manufacturing remit. 



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