In truly exciting news, I'm thrilled to say that Awesome Media have optioned The Last Wave.
Awesome will immediately begin developing the book for television, with Jeff Norton and ex BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios executive Fraser Robinson attached as Executive Producers.
The deal marks Awesome’s first literary acquisition since taking investment from global content company Kew Media Group. With Kew’s backing, Awesome is ramping up its scripted development of book-based IP. Awesome previously optioned TV rights in Jay Gunn’s cult-hit graphic novel ‘Surface Tension’ and is co-developing that franchise with Wall to Wall Television (part of Warner Bros. UK).
Speaking on the association, Executive Producer Jeff Norton said, “Awesome is an author-founded company and we want to be the home for the world’s most creative storytellers. Gillian Best’s novel is heartbreaking yet ultimately heart-warming tale that is at once a feminist story, a novel about a marriage and a narrative about one woman’s self-empowerment and liberation from domestic life.”
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