EXCLUSIVE: Paramount+’s The Ex-Wife and Castaways producer BlackBox MultiMedia has landed its latest development, a TV version of Caro Carver’s upcoming psychological thriller Bad Tourists.
Set against a luxurious Maldives backdrop, Bad Tourists follows Darcy, Camilla, and Kate as they embark on what’s expected to be the holiday of a lifetime. Intertwined by their tragic past, the story follows the characters’ desperate search for justice on a remote, exotic island, becoming a story of vengeance and mystery.
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The novel will be released in July this year but BlackBox has already got its hands on the option, with further details incoming on writers and casting. No network is attached as of yet.
“There are so many layers to Caro’s writing and the protagonists of her story, which makes Bad Tourists ripe for TV adaptation,” said BlackBox CEO Giuliano Papadia. “With relatable but complex female leads, Caro brilliantly subverts our expectations with sudden twists and turns weaved throughout the narrative.”
Guy Avshalom-founded BlackBox is coming off the back of a strong year, having made Paramount+ double The Castaways and The Serial Killer’s Wife, while in the past it produced the streamer’s first UK series, The Ex-Wife. Upcoming movie projects include This Time Next Year starring Sophie Cookson and Home Education.
The Bad Tourists deal was brokered by Anna Weguelin on behalf of Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown.
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