EXCLUSIVE: Amazon MGM Studios has ordered a pilot based on the Charlie Bone children’s/YA fantasy novels. The ten fantasy novels in the popular series were written by British author Jenny Nimmo and published between 2002-2010.
The franchise also includes a prequel trilogy and two follow up books. Filming is underway on location in the UK on the pilot, which stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), Carmen Ejogo (The Penguin), Emma Sidi (Starstruck), Orlando Norman (Wreck), Beth Alsbury (Blindspot), Lewis Brophy (The Virtues), Brazilian singer and actress Giulia Be (Beyond The Universe), Olivia-Mai Barrett (Invasion), Fisayo Akinade (Hearstopper), and newcomer Cory McClane in the Charlie Bone role.
Currently untitled, the ensemble pilot heralds from UK-US production and management firm 42. The novels follow Charlie Bone, a kid who has always been labeled a ‘problem’.
He’s been expelled from every school in London. But he can’t help it – his brain just doesn’t work like other people’s. He has been haunted by ‘The Noise’ ever since his dad mysteriously died.Read more on deadline.com