Sony Pictures Television signs an exclusive deal with British historian and author Dan Jones to develop TV drama adaptations of his books.
Dan Jones, author of bestselling titles including, THE PLANTAGENETS, THE TEMPLARS, and THE HOLLOW CROWN, will develop adaptations of his works through Sony Pictures Televisions’ (SPT) stable of scripted production companies, including Left Bank Pictures and Eleven. He will likewise be actively offering his insight and expertise on other productions across the group.
Dan is an international bestselling author and historian, a TV presenter and award-winning journalist. He has written and presented more than 60 hours of TV documentaries, including the popular Netflix and Channel 5 series SECRETS OF GREAT BRITISH CASTLES. His latest history book, CRUSADERS, was published by Head of Zeus in the UK in 2019. Most recently, he co-wrote THE WORLD AFLAME: THE LONG WAR 1914-1945, which was published in May 2020, with Marina Amaral. They previously co-authored the Sunday Times bestseller THE COLOUR OF TIME.
The announcement comes with much praise from within the Sony group. Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, SPT, said, “Dan has written some of the most popular histories of our time. Through him, readers around the world have discovered anew the Crusaders, Knights Templar, the Plantagenets and seen the past come alive in colour. He has a terrific slate of future projects and our great range of companies are the perfect companions to bring his ideas to the screen.”
Dan is equally thrilled at the prospect of working with SPT: “In a world rocked by massive global change there has never been a better time to make sense of it through history’s greatest stories. I have always written my books with a cinematic sensibility, so I’m delighted to have made a deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop my stories old and new for the screen. Joining the Sony family and working with this incredible group of producers is a dream come true.”
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