Comedian Njambi McGrath’s memoir Through the Leopard’s Gaze (Jacaranda) has been optioned by production company Expectation.
Television rights were acquired from Emily Sweet of Emily Sweet Associates.
Through the Leopard’s Gaze traces the author’s journey from her erratic and disturbing upbringing in Kenya to her outwardly settled London life. It also examines the brutality of colonialism and its long-term effects on the psyche of a nation and its individuals.
Charlie Leech, producer at Expectation, said: "I was deeply moved, on so many levels, reading Through the Leopard’s Gaze and am now delighted to be in development with Njambi and hopefully bringing her amazing and heartfelt book to a wider television audience."
McGrath said: “I am very excited, humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be working with Expectation. From our earliest conversations, their vision and enthusiasm for retelling my story was apparent, and I really look forward to bringing this project to life."
Recent projects from Expectation have included the comedy drama series "In My Skin" by Kayleigh Llewelyn, BBC drama "Guilt" by Neil Forsyth and sitcom "Alma’s Not Normal" by Sophie Willan.