IM Global, Red Union, Pinewood Dive Into Liverpool-Set TV Series ‘Killing Pool’

LONDON — Sales-financing house IM Global, Red Union Films and Pinewood Pictures will co-produce Liverpool-set crime thriller TV series “The Killing Pool,” based on the novels by Kevin Sampson.

The skein is adapted from the first in a series of Sampson’s thrillers featuring drug surveillance specialist Billy McCartney. In season 1, McCartney peels away the layers of an intercontinental heroin-dealing dynasty, forcing him to confront his nemesis. The series plans to start production in early 2015.

The announcement was made by writer and Red Union partner Kevin Sampson, IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and Steve Christian, director of Pinewood Pictures, at the Dream Factory symposium in Liverpool, part of the Intl. Festival of Business.

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