Red Planet Pictures options Sarah Pinborough thrillers

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DiP Red Planet Pictures is in development with A Matter of Blood, the first novel in Sarah Pinborough’s The Dog-Faced Gods trilogy that the Death in Paradise prodco has optioned. 

Pinborough is adapting her own work as a six-part drama; she will also exec produce alongside Belinda Campbell, Tom Mullens and Caroline Skinner for Red Planet Pictures. 

A Matter of Blood – a family saga with a touch of the supernatural - is set in contemporary London and centres on the charismatic DI Cass Jones who is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as he tries to catch a serial killer. 

Executive producer Mullens said: “Sarah is the author of the moment and one of the most prolific and talented fantasy thriller novelists in the world; so we’re over the moon to be working with her as she brings A MATTER OF BLOOD to life with an audaciously bold and brilliant vision. We’re always looking to push the genre boundaries and this is the perfect project to do just that.”

Pinborough added: “I have been quietly in love with Cass Jones and his story since writing him, and I’m so excited to be working with such a dynamic and creative team at Red Planet Pictures to bring him to life - with a bang - on the screen. It’s such a joy, I’m loving every minute of it!” 

Other novels by Pinborough to have been adapted for television include Behind Her Eyes and the forthcoming Insomnia. 


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