Will Threads be made into a TV series?

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!


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  1. sophiabennett says:

    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

  2. Jasmine says:

    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.

  3. sophiabennett says:

    Thank you, Jess and Holly. I’m certainly trying! :)

  4. Jess says:

    I love threads and the look please write more books

  5. holly says:

    hi sophia i love your books please write some more!

    holly xx

  6. sophiabennett says:

    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

  7. Jasmine says:

    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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