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Award-winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North is set to become a major TV series, following a screen adaptation deal between FremantleMedia Australia and author Richard Flanagan.

Jo Porter FMA 13mar2018First published in 2013, The Narrow Road the Deep North follows one man as he comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

In 2014 the novel won the Man Booker Prize, and has now sold in excess of a million copies in 42 countries, becoming a bestseller in the UK, Australia and the US.

"The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a compelling universal story that has stayed with me since I first read it. Rich with insights on the human condition, it is ripe for screen adaptation with huge visual potential and scale. At its core is an achingly powerful examination of the many forms of love, forged through the crucible of war," said Jo Porter, director of drama, FremantleMedia Australia (pictured). 

Author Richard Flanagan said: "I am delighted that The Narrow Road to the Deep North is to become a major international TV series in this age of great television drama, promising the quality, the depth, and the occasional brilliance of which the form is now capable."

Jo Porter added that the production company is confident the adaptation, like the novel, 'will resonate with audiences all around the world'.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is the latest series title to join FremantleMedia's roster of large scale, high-end dramas. Upcoming projects include the re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's novel Picnic At Hanging Rock; Wildside's adaptation of Elena Ferrante's international bestselling book My Brilliant Friend, commissioned by HBO and RAI; and Deutschland86, the sequel of the award-winning UFA Fiction series Deutschland83 produced in cooperation with Amazon Germany.