Catherine Ryan Howard’s Rewind optioned by Clerkenwell Films

The production company behind Misfits, Lovesick and The End Of The F****** World has snapped up a novel for TV adaptation.

Clerkenwell Films has picked up the rights to acclaimed Irish writer Catherine Ryan Howard’s third novel, Rewind.

It tells the story of Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, who watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself? Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t – not until she’s found what she’s looking for

The publishers say: “This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You’ve already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking.”

Catherine told The Killing Times: “I’ve always described the experience of reading Rewind as being like watching a videotape where the actions of play, fast-forward and rewind guide the reader to the story’s reveal. The prospect of seeing this unfold on screen is beyond exciting. I’m a huge fan of Clerkenwell’s – rewatching Lovesick got me through lockdown – and I can’t wait to see what they do with Rewind.”

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