The Letter For The King

The Letter for the King, based on the classic Dutch book by Tonke Dragt, has been greenlit as a Netflix Orginal for their family & kids division. Will Davies (“How to Train Your Dragon”, "Puss in Boots” ) has adapted the novel for the SVOD service, and will executive produce alongside Paul Trijbits (“Saving Mr. Banks”). Chris Clark is the series producer. The series will shoot on location in New Zealand and Czech with production getting underway this fall.

Tonke Dragt’s medieval adventure novel was first published in 1962. Combining elements of classic fairy tales and legend, it has since been published in 25 languages, sold over a million copies, and won numerous awards including the only once awarded Griffel of Griffels. This classic medieval adventure novel, its universal themes and Tonke Dragt’s compelling style of storytelling continues to enthral readers of all ages. The Letter for the King was first published in 1962, translated in over 25 languages and honoured with the Best Children Book Prize and the only one awarded the Griffel of Griffels for Best Children's Book of All Time. In 2014, the book was translated into English and published by Pushkin Press in the U.K. to great critical acclaim.

Set across three kingdoms, the story follows a teenage squire, Tiuri, who embarks on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the king. The task takes him on an epic and dangerous adventure as the fate of the kingdom lies on his shoulders.

Netflix will launch the series across its global footprint, adding to its growing roster of kids and family original shows. It is the first time a Dutch book will be adapted as an original series for the streaming service FilmWave acquired the rights to the property from Amsterdam-based publishing house Leopold.

Streets Of Darkness

It’s 17 years after the Bradford riots in 2001 and ex BNP leader Lucas Dwight is released from prison. Mere days after, the biggest Asian festival in Bradford is set to take place and recently elected Muslim MP, Shakheel Ahmed is found murdered. Charged with the task of using his unique detective methods to find the killer, recently suspended Sikh DI Harry Virdee has 24 hours to traverse Bradford’s criminal underworld and figure out whether Dwight is the culprit or whether something far more sinister is at play before simmering racial tension threatens to tear the city apart once again.

As much a sociopolitical commentary as an exploration of a crime, STREETS OF DARKNESS based on author A.A Dhand's critically acclaimed crime thriller, vividly evokes the dark underworld of contemporary Bradford and sheds light on a relatively unknown landscape.