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Endemol Studios and ABC Studios will co-produce “Wire In the Blood,” a drama series based on the British psychological crime series, for the ABC Television Network.

A.M. Homes is attached to write. David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville will executive produce with Sandra Jobling of Coastal Productions. The hit British series, originally created and produced by Coastal Productions for the ITV network, ran for six seasons, from 2002 to 2008  in the U.K.and across all major international territories, as well as BBC America in the U.S. Endemol Worldwide Distribution controls all international distributions rights to the U.S. adaptation.

“Wire in the Blood” uses characters created by Scottish suspense novelist and crime writer Val McDermid.

A.M. Homes is the author of the novels “May We Be Forgiven,” “The End of Alice” and “In A Country of Mothers.” Her fiction has been translated into eighteen languages, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

“Wire in the Blood” is the latest in Endemol’s slate. The company has sold 17 scripted projects to players including  Amazon, Cinemax, NBC, Showtime, SyFy, USA, WGN and others.  Current projects include “Hell on Wheels,” now in its fourth season on AMC, and “Kingdom” on DirecTV.