New Version Of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere Being Developed For TV
Neverwhere first found life as a six-part BBC TV series in 1996, created by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry and was later adapted by Gaiman as a novel before returning to the BBC as a radio series. While the TV show featured memorable performances from Paterson Joseph as Marquis De Carabas and Peter Capaldi as the Angel Islington, it never quite had the budget to meet its elaborate concept.
But now Deadline have reported that US TV and film producer Mark Gordon is teaming up The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence (and Lawrence's partner / manager Erwin Stoff) to bring Neverwhere back to television.
Gordon and Lawrence will also be adapting Charles Belfoure's House Of Thieves.
For those who don't remember the 1996 TV series, Neverwhere sees the central characters Richard save an injured girl Door, who he follows into the mysterious realm of 'London Below', with characters based on the various stops of the London Underground. House Of Thieves is set in 1886 New York, where an architect John Cross is forced to craft an elaborate robbery when his son wracks up debt to the local criminal gangs of the city.
Neverwhere is one of numerous Neil Gaiman works in development, with one of the most high profile, American Gods, being developed by Hannibal's Bryan Fuller.
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