The Strays to be adapted into a TV series

Future Killing Eve director Shannon Murphy will helm the project.  

The award-winning 2014 novel The Strays is to be adapted into a TV series.

Babyteeth director Shannon Murphy, who’s also set to head up the third season of quirky spy thriller Killing Eve, will helm the six-part project.

All episodes will be written by Beatrix Christian following her work on last year’s BBC adaptation of Picnic at Hanging Rock starring Game of Thrones’s Natalie Dormer. 

Speaking about the novel, Christian described it as “an incendiary device beautifully disguised as a girl’s memoir and it is absolutely current. It explores a frightening blind spot in the worldview of people who are otherwise progressive.”

As to be expected of a project in such early stages, any casting or an official release date has yet to be announced. 

Told in a flashback to 1930s Australia, Emily Bitto’s The Strays follows bored 13-year-old Lily as she befriends the wild Eva and her chaotic Bohemian family.

Murphy’s directorial debut Babyteeth, starring Sharp Objects’ Eliza Scanlen as a terminally ill teenager who falls in love with a drug dealer, won rave reviews when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival this September.

Source: Variety

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