Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has teamed up with Sallyanne Ryan Archer’s Maiden and Rodrigo Vidal Dawson, co-founder and EP at local prodco Blackfisch Sydney to secure the option for novelist Frances Whiting’s book The Best Kind Of Beautiful.
The trio will adapt the story for TV. The book, which was published last year, follows Florence Saint Claire, a former child star who is a reluctant member of a musical family with a legendary father, an impossible mother, a sister who can’t keep still and a brother who walks to his own beat. Everything begins to change for Florence when she meets the outgoing and popular Albert Flowers.
“I dove into the world of Florence and Albert, gardens, books, music and life lived large with gusto and with the hope that in these strange times The Best Kind of Beautiful would give readers joy and wonder at the things that still sustain us,” said Whiting. “I am thrilled that Escapade, Sallyanne and Rodrigo have joined forces to bring their story to life, and watch it bloom on the small screen.”
Rodrigo Vidal Dawson added that he was “very excited to develop the wonderful world and rich characters that Frances has created and bringing it to the small screen’