UK based production studio Illuminated Films has optioned a new picture book series by author Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adeola for TV.
The first title in the three-book series, entitled Look Up!, is about a girl called Rocket who wants to be an astronaut and will be published by Penguin Random House Children’s next month. A second book, Clean Up, shows Rocket fighting against plastic pollution and is currently in production.
The deal was signed via Marc Simonsson, agent at MMB Creative.
Iain Harvey, producer at Illuminated Films, said: “By interweaving important lessons with their whimsical storytelling, Nathan and Dapo have created a beautiful series, one which would look pristine on the screen. There are many marvellous children’s titles published but this stood out as ideal for what Illuminated aspires to. We are very excited about the challenges and possibilities, and look forward to working with Nathan and Dapo, two wonderfully gifted individuals.”
Illuminated Films, which has made shows including the Little Princess series and Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories, will show the series at Kidscreen 2020.