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The Robber Baron’s Daughter Being Brought to TV


The new drama indie Three Tables Productions has inked a development deal with Fremantle to create a series from the novel The Robber Baron’s Daughter.

The Robber Baron’s Daughter is a mystery thriller about a sheltered rich girl who disobeys her powerful father to investigate the disappearance of her tutor, only to find herself at the heart of a nefarious criminal underworld.

Three Tables will adapt the novel from Whitbread Prize winner Jamila Gavin with Beatrix Christian (Picnic at Hanging Rock) attached as writer.

JT Wong, co-founder of Three Tables, said: “At Three Tables Productions we want to tell stories you can’t find anywhere else. That’s not just about finding great source material but also getting it out to the widest possible audience. With The Robber Baron’s Daughter, Jamila Gavin wrote a page-turning thriller that was originally for younger readers, yet its themes are incredibly grown-up and relevant, making it perfect for adapting into a drama series. It’s great to partner on this project with Fremantle, who support and share our ambitions for the project.”

Christian Vesper, executive VP and creative director for global drama at Fremantle, said: “Co-developing The Robber Baron’s Daughter alongside the newly formed Three Tables Productions is immensely exciting, as their talent, ambition and creativity make them the perfect partner for Fremantle. This is a unique young adult story, in an almost gothic fairy-tale setting, which deals with incredibly relevant themes affecting the world today. We’re also huge fans of Beatrix Christian after working with her on Picnic at Hanging Rock, so having her on board to adapt Jamila’s novel is fantastic.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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