Recent off an Emmy nomination for Bridgerton, director Julie Anne Robinson has optioned Vanessa Riley’s lately launched novel Island Queen for tv. In keeping with Deadline, actress and Bridgerton standout Adjoa Andoh will be part of her to government produce beneath Robinson’s Longboat Photos manufacturing firm, alongside former ITV Senior Drama Commissioner Victoria Fea.
Primarily based on a real story, Island Queen was launched solely simply this month, telling the story of Dorothy “Doll” Kirwan Thomas, a lady born a slave who purchased her freedom and went on to turn out to be one of many wealthiest and strongest landowners of the early nineteenth-century Caribbean. The novel, which Longboat secured on the manuscript stage, acquired on the spot praises from retailers like The New York Occasions, who known as it “evocative and immersive."
Andoh, who additionally narrates the Island Queen audiobook, spoke through assertion in regards to the significance of Riley’s work and her option to government produce:
"In Island Queen, Vanessa has fantastically reintegrated the extraordinary historical past and perspective of an empowered black lady, into the broader story of Caribbean slavery and the British Empire. Placing historical past again into historical past, this can be a story whose time is now. I’m so excited to be working alongside Julie Anne once more at Longboat as we develop this challenge, bringing Vanessa’s imaginative and prescient and Dorothy’s astonishing true story to the display screen."
Robinson, who has additionally been nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards, acquired a Directing for a Drama Collection Emmy nomination on July 13 for her work on the pilot of Bridgerton, for which she additionally directed and government produced Episode 6. Andoh will reprise her position as Woman Danbury within the second season of the present, and can make an look as Nenneke in Season 2 of The Witcher in December.
Riley has written various historic and romance novels, together with the Rogues & Outstanding Girls and Commercials for Love collection; Island Queen was printed by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. No different data has been launched in regards to the adaptation as of this reporting.
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