Expectation Options Njambi McGrath’s Through the Leopard’s Gaze


Expectation has optioned Through the Leopard’s Gaze (Jacaranda), a new book from award-winning comedian Njambi McGrath.

Through the Leopard’s Gaze is a memoir that traces McGrath’s journey from her upbringing in Kenya to her life in London. It examines the brutality of colonialism and its devastating long-term effects on the psyche of a nation and its individuals. Expectation acquired the rights for the book from Emily Sweet of Emily Sweet Associates.

Charlie Leech, producer at Expectation, said: “I was deeply moved, on so many levels, reading Through the Leopard’s Gaze and am now delighted to be in development with Njambi and hopefully bringing her amazing and heartfelt book to a wider television audience.”

McGrath said: “I am very excited, humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be working with Expectation. From our earliest conversations, their vision and enthusiasm for retelling my story were apparent, and I really look forward to bringing this project to life.”