UK-based Lime Pictures has optioned the TV rights for the futuristic YA book trilogy The Loop. The multi-part returnable live-action franchise will be helmed by Emmy award-winner Louise Sutton (The Dumping Ground). Lime acquired the rights from Northbank Talent Management.
The series, penned by Scottish-born writer Ben Oliver (pictured), follows a young man who was wrongfully imprisoned and has to escape the futuristic equivalent of death row. The book series has yet to be released and the first novel, The Loop, is going to be published by Scholastic-owned Chicken House Publishing in 2020.
Sutton, Lime’s EP, won an Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Television Movie for the Black Mirror episode “USS Callister.”
Lime, which has produced hit kids shows including Netflix’s Free Rein and Disney Channel’s The Evermoor Chronicles, recently expanded its kids content presence after launching a Liverpool-based kids division and promoting Angelo Abelo and Tim Compton to head up the entity; as well as securing an option to adapt The Apprentice Witch YA book series earlier this month.