David Nicholls’ Us (Hodder & Stoughton), which was longlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize, is being adapted into a drama for the BBC.
The novel is being adapted by Drama Republic, who recently produced “The Honourable Woman” for BBC2, according to Broadcast.
The adaptation is still in the development stage, but it is thought that it will be a three or four-part miniseries, with playwright Nick Payne set to write the screenplay.
Us tells the story of Douglas Peterson, whose wife Connie wants to leave him after nearly 25 years of marriage as their son is about to leave home for university. Douglas decides that he will make Connie fall in love with him again and win the respect of his son on their last family holiday together, a grand tour of Europe. The narrative alternates between their trip and Douglas’ courtship and marriage to Connie. Us has sold 180,416 copies in the UK through Nielsen BookScan.
Nicholls’ previous novels, One Day and Starter for Ten (both Hodder), have both been turned in to films, with Nicholls writing the screenplays for both.