Graham Norton’s Debut Book Set For TV
It looks as though Graham Norton’s debut novel Holding will be made into a television show.
The bestselling book about a murder in the fictional Co. Cork town, Duneen, will be produced for television by the former boss of EastEnders, Dominic Treadwell-Collins.
Collins, served as executive producer of the soap for almost three years, and is head of production at Blueprint Pictures – the company behind The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and In Bruges.
Norton confirmed that it has bought the rights to the novel to turn it into a TV series.
The launch was held on Wednesday night at the London department store Liberty and during his speech the chat-show host joked that had sold the rights for enough money to buy the shop saying the novel had been sold “for millions and millions of pounds. It was a bidding war and I bought Liberty . . .”.
Afterwards a source told the London Evening Standard that the novel’s engaging storyline made it an easy-sell saying “There’s a level of quality that we thought we could turn into proper international television”.
Huge congratulations to you Graham.