An eight-hour drama impressed by Carolyn Arnold’s “Madison Knight” detective novels is being developed by Muse Leisure and Pop Fiction Leisure.
Hélène Pleasure (“Durham County,” “Murdoch Mysteries”) will star as Madison Knight, a daring detective who works to research criminals all through the collection. Orion Lee (“First Cow”) will painting Knight’s work accomplice, Detective Steven Hung. The action-packed crime drama is ready on each the Pacific shoreline of Sydney, Australia and the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada.
“As I learn the books, I used to be instantly taken with Madison as a number one feminine character. She is unapologetic, unpredictable and deeply flawed. A particularly reluctant heroine if you’ll. What I really like most is her sardonic nature and deeply sarcastic humorousness. She doesn’t undergo fools and has little time for small discuss,” mentioned Pleasure, on her new function of Knight, in a press release.
Australian author Justin Monjo (“Storm Boy,” “Jungle”) and Canadian author Lynn Coady (“Orphan Black,” “Diggstown”) are growing the collection. Daniel Nettheim (“Line of Responsibility,” “Broadchurch”) directs. Lynn Coady, Helene Pleasure, Matthew Lesher, Justin Monjo, Jesse Prupas and Carmel Travers will function govt producers.
Jesse Prupas, senior vp for Muse Leisure, famous that Muse has produced a number of female-led detective collection prior to now — together with resembling “Bellevue” “Coroner” and “The Murders.”
“Madison Knight is a continuation of this aware choice to depict wealthy and complicated main feminine characters,” acknowledged Prupas.
POP Fiction Leisure’s Carmel Travers shared pleasure in regards to the collaboration between Muse and Pop for “Madison Knight.”
“The intriguing Madison Knight tales, mixed with fabulous expertise like Helene Pleasure, Orion Lee, Justin Monjo, Lynn Coady and Daniel Nettheim has lastly introduced Muse and Pop collectively. With the ability to develop storylines that seamlessly work throughout the 2 continents is a massively satisfying expertise. We’re trying ahead to bringing the collection to the display,” mentioned Travers.
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