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'Gentleman Jack' Producer's Lookout Behind Devil's Peak Adaptation – Deadline

‘Gentleman Jack’ Producer’s Lookout Behind Devil’s Peak Adaptation – Deadline

knight jack producer Lookout Point and South African actor Expanded Media Productions are adapting Deon Meyer’s bestseller devil’s beak in a five-part series for M-Net.

Set in Cape Town, the thriller is being adapted by moon knight writer Matthew Orton and follows the talented but broken detective Benny Griessel, who is tasked with tracking down a murderous vigilante whose crimes are capturing the city’s imagination. Benny and grieving father Thobela are brought into the orbit of trapped mother Christine, who is willing to do anything to make a better life for herself and her daughter, and the fates of these three characters become inextricably linked as the series unfolds. moves towards its explosive climax. .

Series starring Hilton Pelser (Moffie, Greenhouse, kissing booth), Sisanda Henna (trackers, rogue) and Tarryn Wyngaard and is being directed by Jozua Malherbe (Griekwastad, justice served). Orton is settling in with Amy Jephta, who is also an associate producer. orton, Lookout Point’s Laura Lankester and Expanded Media’s Francis Hopkinson are executive producers, while M-Net’s executive producers are Yolisa Phahle, Allan Sperling and Jan du Plessis. John Knobel (Bad sisters, the shadow line) is a producer.

Lankester said: “Matthew Orton has created a thought-provoking, thought-provoking contemporary adaptation of the work of Deon Meyer, alongside Amy Jephta, one of South Africa’s leading film talents.”

devil’s beak It will air next year on South Africa’s M-Net, with Lookout’s owner BBC Studios taking the worldwide rights. Lookout is a prolific UK drama producer behind HBO/BBC One’s. jack Knight, which HBO recently canceled.

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