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Carnival Films Adapting The Awkward Age for the BBC


Carnival Films has secured the rights to develop the novel The Awkward Age, which is being adapted for the BBC.

The adaptation will be written by Helen Edmundson (Mary Magdalene, An Inspector Calls, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher). The Awkward Age, the new novel by award-winning author Francesca Segal, is a multi-generational drama that explores what happens when a widow unexpectedly falls in love with an American divorcee and they attempt to bring their families together.

The Awkward Age will be executive produced by Carnival’s Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Joanna Strevens, with Tara Cook as development producer. NBCUniversal International Distribution will distribute the series worldwide.

Neame said: “Francesca Segal’s The Awkward Age is an extraordinary work in its sensitivity, honesty and ability to explore the many aspects of these deeply authentic characters. We are delighted to have the perfect screenwriter to adapt this material in Helen Edmundson, who is deeply passionate about the book and bringing all of the strengths of the novel to screen.”

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