Firebird Pictures has optioned Robert Webb's novel Come Again for adaptation into a multi-part TV series.
Come Again was published by Canongate in April. TV rights were acquired by Firebird co-founder Craig Holleworth from Michele Milburn and Marc Simonsson at MMB Creative.
BBC Studios is a minority shareholder in Firebird Pictures, which was founed in 2019.
In the book, the husband of protagonist Kate dies suddenly, and in the grieving process her life falls apart. One day, she wakes up as her 18-year-old self but with full memory of her life to come. She meets her husband again, embarking on a mission to fall in love and save him from the silent killer he is already carrying.
Firebird Pictures’ Elizabeth Kilgarriff said: "We immediately fell in love with Robert Webb’s brilliantly funny book, not least because of its time-travelling twist on an utterly modern look at love, loss and grief. Who wouldn’t be tempted to live their life again? Come Again is a rollercoaster ride to the '90s and back and we are delighted to have the chance to bring Robert’s clever, surprising and highly entertaining story to the screen."
Webb added: "Firebird immediately understood the book and I'm thrilled that they’ve engaged with the story with such warmth and creativity. I know they’ll make a brilliant job of the adaptation.”