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David Adams Richards novel to be adapted for television

crimes-against-my-brotherA television adaptation of Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author David Adams Richards’ latest novel, Crimes Against My Brother, is in the works. The series, based on the Miramichi, New Brunswick–set novel, is in development with former Alliance Atlantis Entertainment president of production Seaton McLean at the helm as producer.

The 10-episode inaugural season is slated for production in 2015, with Richards serving as an executive producer. The first season will draw from Crimes Against My Brother, with future seasons to be based on recurring characters and storylines from Richards’ other Miramachi-based novels.

McLean, whose producer credits include film adaptations of Scottish author Alan Warner’s Morvern Callar and Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel, says in a press release: “The world that David has created along the banks of the Miramichi is one that is filled with characters that are both universal and iconic but layered with the specificity of small town New Brunswick over several generations. I haven’t been this excited by a project in a long, long time.”

The deal was arranged by literary agent Anne McDermid and Great North Artists Management.