Mike Gayle’s Half A World Away (Hodder & Stoughton, 2019) has been optioned for television by Genesius Pictures and Tantrum Films with actress Michelle Collins attached.
Rights were sold by Zoe Ross at United Agents LLP on behalf of Ariella Feiner.
Genesius and Tantrum said: “We are so thrilled to be adapting Mike’s incredibly powerful and heartfelt novel into a TV series. Through the brilliant screenwriting of Rachel De La Hay, we will bring to the screen his complex but compelling characters and their stories with a compassion that will pull on the heart strings of a TV audience”.
Gayle commented: "Half a World Away really seems to have captured the imagination of readers in a very special way and I can't wait for this moving and powerful story to be brought to a whole new audience through the vision of the producers and talent at Genesius Pictures and Tantrum Films."