Frank Spotnitz’s Massive Gentle Productions, producers of The Man within the Excessive Fort and Medici, has snatched up the difference rights to T.M. Logan’s hit novel 29 Seconds. Massive Gentle will adapt the e-book as a restricted drama sequence by way of the corporate’s first-look take care of ITV Studios associate Tomorrow Studios, which produced Netflix’s live-action Manga adaptation One Piece.
29 Seconds, T.M. Logan’s second novel, is a psychological revenge thriller centered round a girl going through harassment at work who’s given the chance to make a single, 29-second telephone name the place she solely has to say the identify of her intercourse pest boss, and he’ll disappear endlessly.
The sequence adaptation, being developed below the working title One Title, might be government produced by Spotnitz and Elizabeth Kesses from EJK Productions, together with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow Studios. The sequence might be instructed from the double perspective of the lady and her harasser. Sara Collins, the creator and screenwriter of ITV’s The Confessions of Frannie Langton will adapt the e-book for TV.
Massive Gentle might be taking One Title to MIPCOM for pre-sales.
“T.M. Logan is famed for his critically addictive storytelling and gritty narratives which have audiences hooked worldwide, and 29 Seconds is not any exception,” stated Spotnitz. “It has three key issues in abundance that make it good for an adaptation to a tv drama: a sensational story, a powerful IP with world enchantment and, in fact, it’s massively entertaining.”
Kesses added that the novel’s theme of “sexual harassment within the office” made 29 Seconds a novel thriller.
The optioning deal was brokered with Sheila David of Catapult Rights on behalf of Darley Anderson and Associates, Elizabeth Kesses and Chris Sutherland for Massive Gentle Productions.