Ink Factory & Amusement Park Reunite for A Most Wanted Man Series


The Ink Factory is teaming up with Amusement Park to co-produce a series adapted from John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man.

The series adaptation will be written and showrun by Swedish screenwriter Oskar Söderlund (Snabba Cash, Greyzone, Simon). The events and characters of the novel will be updated to a modern-day European context. The series will be shot in German.

The project sees Ink Factory (Fighting with My Family, The Little Drummer Girl) and Amusement Park (All Quiet on the Western Front, Munich Games) reunite after having worked together on the 2014 feature A Most Wanted Man, directed by Anthony Corbijn and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Daniel Brühl.

Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell, co-CEOs and founders at The Ink Factory, said: “We have great respect for the team at Amusement Park and are excited to be building on our original collaboration to cast one of le Carré’s most impactful and resonant works in a new light. Le Carré’s searing insights into political machinations and the fallible and morally complex people behind them have an eternal relevance, and we are thrilled to be working with the very best in international creative talent in Oskar on this adaptation.”

Amelie von Kienlin and Malte Grunert, partners at Amusement Park alongside Daniel Brühl, added: “It is very exciting to revisit this fantastic novel by John Le Carré together with The Ink Factory, setting it in a timely and contemporary geopolitical context. Oskar Söderlund is the perfect fit to turn this story into a relevant and suspenseful thriller series that is rooted locally but will engage an international audience.”

Söderlund commented, “It’s not the first time one can say that we live in troubled times. But this time, one thing is missing: the voice of John le Carré. It feels like he’s always been there, creating great storytelling out of current and dramatic events. What would he say about what is happening right now in the world? That question is the basis for this series. With great honor and humility, I will take a shot at answering that. We will use the story of the novel A Most Wanted Man as the starting point to recreate John le Carré’s signature—great and insightful commentary through fiction about the times we live in.”