BBC Three to Adapt Holly Jackson’s New York Times Bestselling Teen Crime Thriller The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder from Amazon Prime Video the search for love producer Moonage Pictures.
Poppy Cogan, who has also written BBC Three horror Red rose, will write the adaptation.
The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder follows the murder of schoolgirl Andie Bell, a crime that everyone in the quintessential English town decided was committed by Sal Singh five years ago. But Pippa Fitz-Amobi, the smart and slightly square heroine, isn’t so sure and is determined to prove it, with many trying to prevent her from finding the truth.
Published three years ago, the book has become a New York Times bestseller and follows the likes of conversations with friends as a high-profile BBC Three adaptation.
“I am so honored that Holly Jackson has entrusted me with the adaptation of her hugely popular and brilliant novel,” said Cogan. “With a relentlessly twisted plot and a cast of funny and idiosyncratic characters, A good girls guide to murder It will take the audience on an exciting ride.”
The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is written by Cogan alongside Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke and Ruby Thomas, and will be produced by Florence Walker. The series was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, and Ben Irving, Acting Head of BBC Drama. Executive producers are Matthew Read and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures, Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC, and Holly Jackson and Cogan. BBC Studios handles international distribution.