Based on the YA Novel Published by HarperCollins
LOS ANGELES, January 30, 2017 – Insurrection Media and Keshet Studios have announced the co-production of paranormal YA drama The Dead Girls Detective Agency based on the HarperCollins book written by Suzy Cox. This initiative gestates from the strategic framework between Insurrection and HarperCollins where key books are optioned and developed into digital video and linear television series.
The Dead Girls Detective Agency is a who done it, coming-of-age love story about a young Manhattanite who wakes up in a glamorous hotel to discover that she’s dead, apparently in purgatory. Her only hope of passing to the other side may be in solving the mystery of her own murder with the help of others like herself.
TV writing team Jerica Lieberman and Molly Margraf (ABC’s Mistresses) are on-board for the adaptation.
“Reaching global millennial audiences with engaging stories, on both traditional and digital platforms, is key to our ongoing strategy. The Dead Girls Detective Agency achieves exactly this by offering universally relatable themes and supernatural undertones,” said Sebastian Burkhardt, SVP of Digital and Acquisitions for Keshet International. “This marks the beginning of what Keshet intends to be a successful and ongoing relationship with Insurrection.”
“This fresh and scintillating story is perfect for millennial audiences; we’re exhilarated to be making the show with Keshet, Jerica & Molly,” said Jordanna Fraiberg, Head of Development, Insurrection Media.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our reach into digital television programing with The Dead Girls Detective Agency,” says Suzanne Murphy, President and Publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Books. “This strategic relationship with Insurrection allows us to share our authors’ content with young adult readers in a unique and accessible way.”
Production begins this March.
About Keshet Studios
Keshet Studios is the LA-based subsidiary of Keshet International (KI) which oversees all development, production, packaging, promotion and sales of KI’s scripted programming activities in the US. Keshet Studios has access to all existing and future KI scripted formats to adapt for domestic audiences. Additionally, it is charged with developing and producing new scripted content for the US, and creating new scripted formats for the international marketplace via KI.
KI is one of the world’s leading suppliers of scripted content to the US. Its internationally renowned format Prisoners of War was adapted to become the Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning series Homeland. It also recently co-produced DIG with Universal Cable Productions for USA Network, Your Family or Mine for TBS, and executive produces Tyrant for FX. Keshet Studios is one of several KI outposts worldwide including Keshet UK and Keshet DCP.
About Insurrection Media, Inc.
Insurrection Media is an independent talent-friendly digital TV studio developing and producing high quality scripted shows for over-the-top video platforms as well as broadcast and cable networks internationally. Insurrection has a multiyear SciFi production partnership with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and David Alpert of Skybound Entertainment and a comedy partnership with Jonathan Stern (Wet Hot American Summer, Childrens Hospital) founder of Abominable Pictures and senior entertainment executive and producer Keith Quinn (Paramount Digital, Live Planet). The company has a strategic relationship with HarperCollins where key books in SciFi, Drama, and Comedy are optioned and developed into digital video and linear television series. Its first comedy series Drive Share, created by and starring Rob Huebel & Paul Scheer premieres on Seriously.TV in the U.S. on January 30th, 2017 and multiple international networks and platforms later this year. Insurrection Media is headquartered in Los Angeles.
For Insurrection Media:
Rachel McCallister/Karlyn Nelson
For Keshet Studios:
Jim Benson/Kevin Broderick
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