Adi Hasak, whose credits include creator of NBC’s Shades of Blue and showrunner on USA Network’s Eyewitness, is working on an adaptation of the best-selling novel Perfect People from British author Peter James.
Hasak is teaming up with Germany’s Leonine and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) to bring the novel to the screen as an event series. A ripped-from-the-headlines psychological thriller and family drama, the story is set in the world of genetically engineered children who, as they hit puberty, are revealed to be not as “perfect” as their designers had intended.
Perfect People reunites Hasak with NENT Group, which together are currently working with Kew Media on the international drama series Margeaux, set for production in early 2020. Production on Perfect People is planned to begin after Margeaux wraps.
“We’ve premiered more than 20 original series on Viaplay this year, and we’re only just getting started. Adi Hasak is a very special talent and we are delighted to be working on an exciting new project together,” said Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer. “Perfect People not only explores a highly topical subject but will provide a fantastic showcase for the penetrating psychology, relentless tempo and vivid characterization that have typified all Adi’s productions and thrilled audiences around the world.”
Cosima von Spreti, Leonine’s head of co-finance and co-production, added, “Perfect People is the kind of exciting project we are looking for to continuously expand our slate of international co-productions. We strongly believe in the talent behind this series and are happy to collaborate with such a renowned showrunner as Adi on developing Peter James’ bestselling book into an outstanding television event.”
“I’m thrilled to have Leonine and NENT Group support Adi Hasak’s adaptation of Perfect People into a TV series,” said James. “Adi’s shows have a stellar track record, but even more importantly, he is a master storyteller and with his guidance, I believe the series is going to touch a nerve as the notion of parents choosing the entire genome of their offspring will soon become fact.”