We’re extremely excited to share that Second Generation, a new London-based TV production company, set up by author, Helen Monks Takhar and former Sky exec Danny Takhar, have optioned their first drama project, acquiring the TV rights to Ashley Hickson-Lovence’s debut novel The 392, a bus-based terrorism thriller.
The 392 is set entirely over a soaring 36 minutes on a London rush-hour bus, exploring what divides and unites a vivid cast of apparently unconnected passengers when a suspected terrorist boards, through a revelatory state-of-the-nation story.
Second Generation has picked up the rights from storytelling lifestyle brand and publisher Own It! in a deal negotiated by Crystal Mahey-Morgan and Anthony Mestriner of Casarotto Ramsay Associates.
Monks Takhar told Deadline that her and Takhar had been “beavering away” on the company’s slate for while. “We believe our MO is pretty niche, with myself writing novels that we adapt and produce, as well as generating and acquiring choice projects like The 392,” she added.