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!