Claire Mackintosh’s thriller The last party (Sphere) was picked up for television by Cardiff-based 5 Acts Productions, which launched earlier this year and sits within ITV Studios.
Creative director David P Davis, whose previous credits include ‘Industry’, ‘Electric Dreams’ and ‘Doctor Who’, has secured a screen rights deal with Camilla Young at Curtis Brown.
Davis said: “From the very first page I was totally hooked The last party. For me, it’s the perfect chemistry between great characters, a glorious setting and a wonderfully crafted plot. Clare wrote a novel perfectly suited to dramatization and I couldn’t be more proud that she entrusted the adaptation to 5 acts.”
The first of a new series, The last partywhich will be released on August 4, 2022, follows DC Ffion Morgan as she investigates the murder of Rhys Lloyd, a local hero who has returned to build controversial holiday homes on the shore of Llyn Drych (Mirror Lake), but who is found floating dead in the water on New Year’s Day, the day after a party bringing together the feuding community.
Morgan must scrutinize his neighbors, friends and family, but in a village with so many secrets, murder is just the beginning.
Mackintosh said: “It was exciting to have a huge interest in adapting The last party, but 5 Acts stood out from the start. I loved David’s passion for history and was impressed with his commitment to Welsh culture, language and settings. I know he will create something truly spectacular for the screen and I can’t wait to see the sharp, unfiltered DC Ffion Morgan come to life.