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Neil Gaiman attached to 'Gormenghast' TV adaptation

Neil Gaiman attached to 'Gormenghast' TV adaptation

Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman are non-writing executive producers for FremantleMedia.

FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) has bought the rights to Mervyn Peake’s fantasy novel series Gormenghast and attached author Neil Gaiman and film writer-producer Akiva Goldsman as non-writing executive producers of a new TV adaptation.

Fmna said it secured rights to all five books in the series, which comprises Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone and novella Boy In Darkness, all published between 1946 and 1956, and Titus Awakes, completed after Peake’s death and published in 2009.

The books trace the life of Titus Groan, reluctant heir to Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom,

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