Author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy's Pendulum (Headline) has been picked up by NBCUniversal International Studios to be developed into a new television series.
Hamdy will work with NBCUniversal International Studios to adapt the novel and serve as executive producer on the show. It will be produced by London production company, Hardy Son & Baker, with whom NBCUniversal International Studios has a "first-look" deal. Hamdy signed with Christine Glover of Casarotto.
“I’m excited to be bringing Pendulum to the screen for NBCUniversal International Studios, and am working hard to ensure that the adaptation has all the qualities that make the book such a thrilling read," said Hamdy.
Tom Coan, s.v.p. for scripted programming at NBCUniversal International Studios, commented: "It was immediately clear to us that Pendulum’s narrative would appeal to audiences internationally given the book is a thrilling, high-concept ride about the nature of our digitally connected society. We are thrilled to have Adam on board to adapt the book and look forward to taking the project to buyers."
In a separate development, US book rights have been acquired by Quercus to publish in North America in June 2017.
Nathaniel Marunas, publisher at Quercus, said: "Many thrillers are said to grab you by the throat, but Pendulum is the first I’ve seen to literally do just that. Quercus US is delighted to bring this tightly wound, cinematic thriller to North American readers. Protagonist John Wallace may not be the most likable man—he has spent much of his adult life shutting himself off from meaningful human contact—but you can’t take your eyes off him from the second you meet him."
Pendulum was acquired by Headline as the first in a trilogy of books. It will publish Pendulum in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in November 2016.