Claire North's new novel optioned for ITV drama series

Claire North's new novel optioned for ITV drama series

Claire North’s new novel, 84K (Orbit) has been optioned by Tall Story Pictures, an ITV Studios production company that plans to develop it as an international television drama series.

A piece of speculative fiction publishing in May, 84K imagines a world in which people’s lives are assigned a monetary value, based on how "useful" they are deemed to society. 

The book is the sixth to be written the first under the Claire North name, which is a pseudonym for the author Catherine Webb.

The first she wrote as Claire North was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, a Richard and Judy, Radio 2 and Waterstones book club title, rights to which are under option with Blueprint Pictures, the production team behind the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".