EXCLUSIVE: The Butcher & The Wren, the crime novel written by Alaina Urquhart, co-host of the hit podcast Morbid, is ready for a small display screen adaptation.
Chernobyl producer Sister is adapting the guide as a sequence with Dexter and See exec producer Jennifer Yale set to function showrunner and Radio Silence trio Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella, who’re behind horror movies resembling Prepared or Not and 2022’s Scream, directing.
The guide, which has already bought 70,000 copies since its publication ten days in the past, is printed by Zando, the imprint launched by Molly Stern and again by Sister.
Sister, which is run by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone, invested within the firm in 2020 with Murdoch and Snider sitting on its board.
The Butcher and the Wren comes from the dueling views of a infamous serial killer and the medical expert following his path of victims, leveraging her encyclopedic data of historic crimes to attempt to cease him as he will get extra brazen by the day.
Set within the Louisiana bayou, it’s centered round forensic pathologist Dr. Wren Muller.
Yale, Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett, Chad Villella will exec produce.
Sister can also be behind sequence resembling BBC/AMC’s This Is Going To Damage, Sky/HBO’s The Child and Landscapers and Sky/AMC sequence Gangs of London.
Creator Urquhart has co-host the Morbid podcast with Ash Kelley since 2018 and it commonly sits within the prime ten charts of Apple podcasts and has a licensing take care of Amazon and Wondery. Urquhart can also be a educated post-mortem technician with levels in felony justice, psychology, and biology
“The chance to work with Zando and introduce The Butcher and The Wren to readers was already a dream,” stated Urquhart. “That the guide is an worldwide bestseller has rendered me speechless. And now, Jeremy and Wren’s story is being tailored for the display screen. I couldn’t have requested for higher companions than the superb staff at Sister. And I’ve been such a fan of each Jennifer Yale and the Radio Silence staff for a very long time–from Jennifer Yale’s sensible writing on Dexter to Radio Silence’s Scream relaunch, their work speaks for itself. The Butcher and The Wren couldn’t be in higher arms. I can’t wait to see their darkish, twisted imaginative and prescient come to life.”
Radio Silence is represented by Brillstein Leisure Companions, UTA and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.Yale is represented by CAA, Brillstein Leisure Companions and Hanson Jacobson. Urquhart is represented by WME, Brillstein Leisure Companions and Mintz.