Magazine article Screen International

See-Saw Sails into 'North Water' Series

Magazine article Screen International

See-Saw Sails into 'North Water' Series

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See Saw Films, the producer of The King's Speech, is developing Ian McGuire's period crime novel The North Water as a TV series as it looks to grow its fledgling TV division.

The Iain Canning and Emile Sherman-run firm is at EFM this week to discuss a raftof TV projects with international broadcasters and co-production partners.

It is also launching its forthcoming BBC1 Nick Hornby-penned, Helena Bonham-fronted comedy drama Love, Nina at Berlinale on Wednesday.

The company is now looking to turn Scribner-published novel The North Water into a big-budget thriller after optioning the rights.

The book, which was published this month, tells the story of a 19th century whaling ship that sets sail for the Arctic with a killer on board. It has already received rave reviews from authors including Hilary Mantel and Martin Amis.

It is the company's latest TV project, following Jane Campion's mystery drama Top of the Lake and Jimmy McGovern's convict drama Banished, which both aired on BBC2 in the UK and on channels around the world. …

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