31 August 2012

Deal News: ITV snaps up adaptation of Dorothy Koomson's 'The Ice Cream Girls'

Dorothy Koomson's 2010 novel The Ice Cream Girls has been snapped up by ITV and is to be turned into a television drama! It's going to be a three part series which will be screened in 2013, and while Dorothy says they've changed the ending (she revealed this on her blog), I still can't wait to watch it and see how well they've adapted it. Congratulations to Dorothy, it's well deserved!

"British actresses Lorraine Burroughs, star of summer hit Fast Girls and TV drama Spooks, and Jodhi May, of Strike Back and Tipping the Velvet fame, will join Line of Duty actor Martin Compston to play the lead characters in the new, three-part television drama. 

The drama will be based on Dorothy Koomson's 2010 novel of the same name which follows two teenage girls from very different backgrounds who, in the summer of 1995, are accused of murdering their schoolteacher. Poppy is convicted of the crime while pretty, popular Serena walks away free. 
Fast forward seventeen years and the women find themselves back in the same seaside town for the first time. Serena's comfortable life as a devoted wife and mother couldn't be further away from Poppy's as she emerges from the end of her seventeen year sentence determined to prove her innocence.They are now forced to confront each other and the truth behind their shared history. 
The Ice Cream Girls will be produced for Left Bank Pictures by Lucy Dyke who said of the project: "We are very excited to be in production on Kate Brooke's captivating scripts, based on Dorothy Koomson's bestselling novel. We have a stellar cast in place, led by two strong women, and look forward to bringing this powerful emotional thriller to the screen for ITV1."
Taken from RadioTimes.com.

You can read my review of The Ice Cream Girls here!

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