Complete Fiction will develop Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co series with Netflix. The companies have also optioned two other works of fiction for development.
Complete Fiction is a new production company founded by Big Talk's Nira Park and Edgar Wright, alongside Joe Cornish and Rachael Prior.
First published by Doubleday Children's in 2013, Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & Co is a supernatural action-adventure detective series. The deal with Netflix and Complete Fiction was brokered by Charlotte Knight at Knight Hall Agency Ltd. The series will be executive produced by Cornish.
Stroud commented: "I’m thrilled that Lockwood & Co is being developed for Netflix as one of Complete Fiction’s first projects. I’ve long been a fan of the amazing work that these guys have done, and I know their vision for the series will be breathtaking. I can’t wait to team up with them to create a haunted London full of marauding spectres!"
Complete Fiction and Netflix have also optioned Tade Thompson's The Murders of Molly Southbourne (Tor.com, 2017) and S A Chakraborty's The City of Brass (HarperVoyager, 2017).
Wright said: "Complete Fiction will be a dynamic hub for passionate creatives—somewhere they can feel nurtured and protected. I’ve been lucky enough to always have this team around me who have advocated for my voice and vision as a filmmaker, and I’m excited to bring new stories into the world and be part of making that happen for the next generation."