EXCLUSIVE: British author C.J. Tudor’s buzzy upcoming book The Drift is set for a TV adaptation. Irvine Welsh’s Crime and Marcella producer Buccaneer Media and Chicken Soup for the Soul-owned Halcyon Studios, which is behind Prime Video’s Hunters, have won the rights to adapt the book following a competitive, hotly-contested six-way situation.
The companies bought the TV rights from Hannah Ladds at Madeleine Milburn. The Drift, which Penguin Random House imprints Penguin Michael Joseph in the UK and Ballantine in the U.S.
are publishing in January 2023, tells the story of three groups of frightened teens who find themselves thrown together in a frozen post-apocalyptic world.
One group is involved in a coach crash, another wakes suspended across a ravine in a broken-down cable and the third hunks down in an isolated sky chalet, and stalking all three is an even greater danger.Read more on deadline.com