The Killing Kind Limited Series in the Works


Eleventh Hour Films has secured the screen rights to Jane Casey’s latest thriller, The Killing Kind.

Zara Hayes and Jonathan Stewart will adapt The Killing Kind for the screen. The pair will co-write the limited series, with Hayes set to direct. Casey serves as executive producer on the adaptation, alongside Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez and Paula Cuddy from Eleventh Hour Films.

Casey has written eleven crime novels for adults and three for teenagers.

Cuddy, creative director at Eleventh Hour Films, said: “The Killing Kind is an exceptional thriller from the brilliant Jane Casey, which delivers the twists, turns and emotion to grip a global TV audience. Ingrid is a compelling protagonist, whose story is most timely as she navigates professional and personal ethics, her journey making us question ‘justice’ in every sense. We are delighted to be bringing this to screen and with the brilliant Zara Hayes and Jonathan Stewart on board we couldn’t be in better hands.”

Hayes said: “I’m always looking to tell stories with compelling and complex female characters front and center. When I read The Killing Kind it felt like the perfect fit. Jane’s book is a gripping, twisty thriller, all told through the eyes of Ingrid—a richly layered, intelligent woman who is working out what success means on her own terms. I’m so happy to be able to bring my previous experience both in documentary and drama to work with Jonathan, Jane and Eleventh Hour to create a series that captures the spirit of the book”

Stewart said: “Jane’s book is both a joyride of a mystery for viewers and a powerful character-driven investigation of the thin line between those you can trust the most and those so close they can dangerously deceive you. Collaborating with Eleventh Hour, Paula, Jane and Zara is a true honor.”

Casey said: “I am thrilled to be working with such an incredible team to bring The Killing Kind to TV. Having had amazing support from United Agents and HarperCollins in developing the book from my original idea, I’m delighted to see it published today. Zara and Jonathan’s creative response to the book is enormously exciting and I look forward to working with them, Paula Cuddy and the team at Eleventh Hour Films to tell Ingrid’s story in a new way.”