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Netflix Greenlights Paul Tomalin’s ‘Bodies’

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The Agency is delighted to hear that news, exclusively announced on Deadline, that Netflix has greenlit Paul Tomalin’s brilliant thriller adaptation of Si Spencer’s mind-bending graphic novel Bodies. Paul, whose credits include No Offence and Torchwood, is the showrunner and executive producer of this 8 part epic series about four detectives in four different London eras who find themselves investigating the same murder. A cult favourite among fans, the series is based on Spencer’s mind-bending 2015 graphic novel.

It is produced by Will Gould and Frith Tiplady’s producer Moonage Pictures (The Pursuit of Love). Beat director Marco Kreutzpaintner is directing with further episodes helmed by Haolu Wang. Danusia Samal is writing alongside Tomalin. Tomalin is also exec producing with Kreutzpaintner and Moonage Founders Gould and Tiplady. Series producer is Susie Liggat.

The series, which is the latest to come from the UK as Netflix ramps up local production in the U.K, starts with a murder in Whitechapel. Four different detectives are trying to solve the murder in different time periods: 1890s overachiever Edmond Hillinghead, dashing 1940s adventurer Karl Whiteman, kickass female 2010s Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan and Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, who brings a haunting perspective. Together, the four set out to uncover a conspiracy spanning 150 years.

We’re very excited to see this project come to life and to see Paul’s phenomenal writing. Not one to be missed.

Published: 28th February 2022