Warner Sisters Productions and Granada International are developing two new novels by Martina Cole for television, they have announced.
The Graft and The Take, the best-seller's most recent books, will be produced by Warner and distributed by Granada.
Warner Sisters creator Lavinia Warner (Tenko) commented: "We’re really excited about the project. It is high time for more of Martina’s work to be available to television viewers.
"Her honest and tough novels, vividly revealing the effects of violence and crime on family life in the UK today, are absorbing and addictive. Her talent for strong characters and storylines makes the books perfect for TV adaptation."
Granada is already distributor for Cole/Warner adaptations Dangerous Lady and The Jump which drew strong audiences for ITV1.
Cole said: "I am thrilled to see two more of my books adapted for television. It really feels like I'm coming home - working and collaborating with Warner Sisters again."
Granada head of drama Noel Hedges added: "Martina Cole is simply a publishing phenomenon. Her books go straight to the top of the bestseller lists and stay there.
"At their heart Martina’s novels contain gripping, highly commercial plots and characters that appeal to lovers of crime the world over."
Monday, November 05, 2007
Martina Cole books to be televised
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