FremantleMedia Australia Adapting The Narrow Road to the Deep North


FremantleMedia is working with Australian author Richard Flanagan to adapt his best-selling and Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North for TV.

The series will be produced by FremantleMedia Australia, which is behind the reimagining of Picnic at Hanging Rock for FOXTEL and Amazon Prime. Flanagan’s epic novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North tells the story of one man’s reckoning with the truth, following the central character as he comes of age and prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

Flanagan said: “I am delighted that The Narrow Road to the Deep North is to become a major international TV series in this age of great television drama, promising the quality, the depth, and the occasional brilliance of which the form is now capable.”

Jo Porter, director of drama at FremantleMedia Australia, said: “The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a compelling universal story that has stayed with me since I first read it. Rich with insights on the human condition, it is ripe for screen adaptation with huge visual potential and scale. At its core is an achingly powerful examination of the many forms of love, forged through the crucible of war. FremantleMedia Australia is proud to be adapting Richard Flanagan’s brilliant novel for the screen, and we are confident, like this beloved novel, it will resonate with audiences all around the world.”