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Black Bear to Adapt Kate Quinn’s The Rose Code


Black Bear Television has optioned the rights for The Rose Code, the latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Kate Quinn.

Black Bear TV will develop and produce the World War II story of three female codebreakers at Bletchley Park as a premium TV series.

Black Bear is the production company behind The Imitation Game, which won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.

Black Bear’s head of TV, Ben Stillman, said: “We [Black Bear] were lucky enough to be a part of and witness to the incredible impact The Imitation Game had on audiences. We are excited to bring people back into the world of Bletchley Park, told through the fresh perspective of The Rose Code. Kate Quinn has written a timely and timeless novel that is both a war epic and a character-driven story of female friendships and romances. This story is The Imitation Game meets The Crown, and we are excited to bring this thrilling historical tale to the screen.”

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