Well, as I write (in September 2011), the answer is … probably.

Which is amazing!

A fabulous TV production company called Lime Pictures, who make The House of Anubis, have bought the rights to Threads, and are hoping to shoot the first series in 2012. Do not write to me about casting! I have no idea who will be in it, and no say. I just help with the writing – which is absolutely thrilling for someone who thinks that some of the best writing IN THE WORLD right now is for TV. Think Dr Who, The West Wing, The Simpsons, The Wire, 30 Rock, Phineas and Ferb … The chance to do what those people do fills me with … oh yes, Glee.

All I know is that they’re hoping to film in London, and that they really understand my characters, and all their hopes and troubles and aspirations, and I can’t wait to work with them.

This is the glass of champagne my fabulous publisher Barry gave me to celebrate the deal. Thanks Barry! (The tea was nice too.)

And here’s me signing the contract (or rather, pretending to for the photo. I’d actually signed it by then. In six places. TV contracts are really LONG.)

So, hopefully Nonie, Edie Jenny and Crow will come to life next year, and will have a whole new set of adventures, as well as some familiar ones. I have a very good imagination. I make my living by it. But I really can’t imagine it at the moment. It’s just too fantastic.

So for now, all I can say is … yay!

 

22 thoughts on “Will Threads be made into a TV series?

  • 27th November 2012 at 12:26 pm
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    Hi Sophia! I am a huge fan of threads! Like Nonie and Crow, I absolutely adore fashion. Reading these books gives me hope for my dream job, a fashion designer.
    I was wondering how you know so much about fashion. I was also wandering how you thought of all the collections.

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    • 7th December 2012 at 12:29 am
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      Hi Jasmine. I’m sorry I’ve only just got to your comment. Good luck with your fashion job! I learned so much about fashion by following it in magazines and reading about it. I didn’t go to fashion school (although that would have been great!) but I’ve always been fascinated by fashion and costume. Nonie’s fashion library is largely based on mine. The collections took every last drop of my imagination! But they were great fun to design in my head. I’d love to see a real fashion designer draw illustrations of what they could be like one day. sophia xxx

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  • 6th November 2012 at 5:44 pm
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    I love threads and the look please write more books

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    • 6th November 2012 at 9:09 pm
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      Thank you, Jess and Holly. I’m certainly trying! 🙂

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  • 26th October 2012 at 10:31 am
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    hi sophia i love your books please write some more!

    holly xx

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  • 17th April 2012 at 9:21 pm
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    Heyyya, just started reading threads and I absolutely love it, when it turns into a tv series it will be amazing!! I am a really keen reader, write and actor, so if you ever found out about audition dates please let me know as I would be so happy!! As English and acting is the biggest thing I’m good at, could you give me a few tips and explain how you get books published, you can follow me on twitter (if you have it, highly reccomended) and let me know!! Well done, best wishes for the future!! X 13 year old girl!! X Twitter: @JazzyJazzyJ_

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    • 18th April 2012 at 9:01 am
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      Hi Jasmine. I love your Twitter name! I’ll look out for you there. Mine is @sophiabennett (not surprisingly). I’m so glad you love Threads – and if there are any developments with the TV planning, I’ll definitely announce them here and on my blog. As for writing tips, check out the section on this website. There are lots of useful ones there. Getting books published is very tough, and requires huge diligence and persistence – getting your story in the best possible, possible shape before you send it off, and being ready for rejection if it happens. You’ll need to look at The Writers and Artists Yearbook. See if they’ve got it in your library. It tells you everything you need to know. xxx

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  • 15th November 2011 at 9:41 pm
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    That sounds sssssssoooooo cool. Please say what channel it will be on at the time.

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    • 15th November 2011 at 9:42 pm
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      It’s good, isn’t it? There’s talk of it being on Nickelodeon, but I don’t know if that will happen. xxx

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  • 3rd November 2011 at 4:38 am
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    Oh that’s supper awesome. I JUST NOW finished the first book, and so I thought I’d check out the website! It’s pretty cool about you getting a TV show, can’t wait! I’m also gonna try and help the Invisible Children. I find that very saddening 🙁 that would be cool if they talked about them or something on your TV show 🙂 I hope it all goes well. 😀

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    • 4th November 2011 at 12:08 pm
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      I’m sorry it took me a while to reply to your message. It’s fantastic to know that you’re going to try and help the Invisible Children. Child war victims need all the help they can get, and new children are being affected all the time. Yes, I hope we can talk about their plight on the TV series too. Thanks for your good wishes. sophia xxx

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  • 25th October 2011 at 1:22 am
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    AWWW! Not in US!

    Anticipating second book!

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    • 25th October 2011 at 8:54 am
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      Ah! The TV series might make it to the US FIRST! And you can always get hold of the second book via The Book Depository if you can’t wait for it to be published in the US, by the way. Not sure when it’s due out. xxx

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  • 14th October 2011 at 9:37 pm
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    Wooooh! Congrats! I can’t WAIT for this! Hope you don’t forget us, your orginal fans *wink wink :)* when you’re the next J.K. Rowling!!!

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    • 15th October 2011 at 11:01 am
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      Thanks. I promise I’ll never forget you, Cliona! xxx

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  • 3rd October 2011 at 7:39 pm
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    Yah I love threads and love acting give more info about adutions……. Pls?

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    • 3rd October 2011 at 7:41 pm
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      Will do if and when we get that far. And if and when they tell me anything. But as I’ve said, I have no control over that process at all. All I can do is cross my fingers, hope they go ahead, and hope they pick fabulously wonderful people to be my girls. No pressure … 🙂

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  • 18th September 2011 at 3:00 pm
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    It would be so cool if one of your fans “hint Hint” could appear on it!
    I absolutely loved it when you came to Driffield School in the middle of nowhere and signed all my books and posters! It was so cool to see one of my favorite authors in the flesh!

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    • 18th September 2011 at 8:58 pm
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      Driffield was fantastic! I had such a great day and you all made me so welcome. I’d love to come back to Yorkshire one day. xxx

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  • 16th September 2011 at 3:19 pm
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    OMG! I nearly died when reading this! I am SO excited for this! It will be on British TV right? can’t wait to see who plays what, and how the script is written!!
    Jo xx
    Ps. GLEE?????

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    • 18th September 2011 at 8:57 pm
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      We have to go through lots of hoops first – get the go-ahead to make the series, write a great script, find the cast, make something that the audience likes … but ideally it would end up being shown in the UK one day. We’ll just have to hope. It’s a long way away … (And yes, Glee is one of my favourite TV series, or at least, the first series is, anyway. I’d love to make something that good.) xxx

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