Kindle Entertainment has bought TV and film rights to Michelle Paver's bestselling Wolf Brother series, agency Redhammer Management has announced.
The deal was made with Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, joint managing directors of Kindle Entertainment.
The original six-title series was a huge success and was published in 36 different languages and 37 different territories. The series concluded with Ghost Hunter, but after a 10-year hiatus and pressure from fans, Paver announced a three-book continuation of the series last year. The next instalment, Viper's Daughter, will be published on 2nd April by Zephyr, an imprint of Head of Zeus.
The Wolf Brother series is set in northern Scandinavia 6,000 years after the Ice Age and follows Torak, his friend Renn and his wolf, Wolf. The bond between Torak and Wolf is the heart of the story and the clans featured in the books are based on real hunter-gatherers whose connection with, and respect for the land, resonated with readers.
Speaking about the deal on her Youtube channel, Paver said: "I’ve had more meetings with producers about Wolf Brother than I can remember but Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes from Kindle Entertainment stood out from the very first time I met them. They knew the series inside out and – a big plus for me – their children were fans. Wolf Brother fans have extremely high expectations for a television series and Anne and Mel share the same burning desire to create a legendary series. I’m entrusting them with the lives of Torak, Renn and Wolf! I know they will be in safe hands."
Brogan added: "Bringing the epic Wolf Brother series to television is a thrilling privilege. We all fell in love with these classic books, and with Sir Ian McKellen’s inspired audiobook narration. We will do justice to them. Our team is passionate and world-class. The fans will be ecstatic, I promise!"
Kindle Entertainment has previously produced Channel 4 and Netflix drama "Kiss Me First", "The A List" for the BBC and Netflix, and the two part mini-series "Treasure Island" starring Eddie Izzard and Elijah Wood for Sky One and Syfy.