Sam Mendes on TV case for youth sleuth
Call the Midwife,” toplining Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart and Vanessa Redgrave. Series, set in 1950s East End London, became the highest-rated drama series for the BBC since 2001. “After the success of ‘Call the Midwife’ we were keen to find another high-quality book series to adapt and luckily discovered Alan Bradley’s ‘Flavia de Luce’ books,” said Mendes. “I have always been a fan of the classic British mystery detective genre and ‘Flavia de Luce’ is a fresh and captivating take on it.” Harris added that the adventures were “rich with multi-layered mysteries, memorable supporting characters and a cinematic period backdrop.” Deal was made on behalf of the Bulkowski Agency by Hotchkiss and Associates. Neal Street, which was formed in 2003 with Mendes, Harris and Caro Newlin, has produced pics such as “Revolutionary Road” and “Starter for Ten,” TV productions such as “Stuart: A Life Backwards” and theater hits such as “Shrek: The Musical” and upcoming production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
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