New York-based crime and thriller novelist Megan Abbott is one of our absolute favourites, and we’ve covered her before on The Killing Times. It seems that Abbott is hot property in the TV community at the moment, with her sixth novel Dare Me currently in production with USA Network (read our story here).
Now, after her stint in the writing room on David Simon and George Pelecanos’ The Deuce, we’re hearing that two more of Abbott’s novels have been optioned for television.
EW can exclusively reveal that Abbott’s most two recent novels have near-simultaneously been optioned for adaptation: You Will Know Me, her 2016 murder mystery set at a gymnastics tournament, and her anticipated 2018 title Give Me Your Hand, which explores the brutal science-academic community. You Will Know has been optioned directly by AMC, the home behind such recent adaptations as Dietland and The Terror, while Give Me is going into the hands of Skydance Media and TV-megaproducer Marti Noxon — who this year alone is behind the aforementioned Dietland as well as HBO’s star-studded Sharp Objects. (Maria Grasso will executive-produce with Noxon under Tiny Pyro Productions.)
Abbott says: “It feels like breaking rules is almost a given now on TV,” she says. That’s exhilarating.”
Give Me Your Hand is released in the UK on 26th July.