Noel Clarke Developing ‘Kidulthood’ TV Series
Former ‘Doctor Who’ star turned acclaimed BAFTA award-winning actor/writer/director Noel Clarke is creating a TV version of his ‘Kidulthood’ movie series he announced on Twitter yesterday.
Taking to the social media platform, he posted a little video saying “What u been doing? I been doing this” showing the front page of the ‘Kidulthood TV’ script, which revealing the pilot is titled ‘Kidolescence’.
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) October 1, 2017
Since the reveal yesterday, Lionsgate UK has been announced as the studio backing the project. Clarke’s ‘Hood Trilogy’ started in 2006 with ‘Kidulthood’ which was then followed by ‘Adulthood’ in 2008 and ‘Brotherhood’ in 2016, making a combined UK box office of £7.5m and selling over 1.3 million units on DVD.
“Adapting Kidulthood for television allows fans to watch new characters deal with new problems in the world I created with my team,” commented Clarke.
“When we saw Noel’s post over the weekend, it confirmed our belief that this was something we had to be involved in, adds Lionsgate CEO Zygi Kamasa. “Noel has a reputation for always being socially relevant, knowing how to deliver authentic entertainment to audiences and his newly drafted script proves that this reputation will continue in TV format.”
The adaptation is said to stay true to the heart of the film franchise but refreshes the concept for a new platform and a new catchment audience. It introduces a host of new characters but there will also be the odd familiar face to reward existing fans.
No news on when or where the ‘Kidulthood’ tv series will air yet, but Steve November, Creative Director, UK Television for Lionsgate commented, “I’m excited that we can bring Noel’s vision for Kidulthood to a huge new audience, both domestically in the UK and on a global scale. Noel’s script is contemporary and exhilarating and will bring something refreshing and original to television viewers.”
We will bring you more news on the ‘Kidulthood’ tv series as we get it.
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