Film and TV rights for Faith Martin’s DI Hillary Greene crime series (Joffe Books) have been optioned by LA-based Southwell Neal Entertainment (SNE).
Martin was represented in the deal by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency while SNE was represented by Darren Trattner from Jackaway Tyerman in LA.
The DI Hillary Greene series currently has 18 novels and has sold over two million copies, according to the publisher. The series is a cold case homicide investigation centred on a "flinty, brilliant" detective living in Oxfordshire. The titles follow Greene as she is partnered for the first time with former LAPD detective John Sullivan.
SNE’s Becky Southwell and Dylan Neal plan to create a dramatic TV series in a co-production with the UK, along with the support of Play Media in Canada.
Neal commented: "We are thrilled that Faith has entrusted us with bringing Hillary to the TV screen and know that her millions of loyal readers will be joined by even more TV viewers. We believe that everyone will fall in love with this addictive procedural and the two complicated leads at its heart, just as Becky and I have."