Big Light to adapt TM Logan novel ’29 Seconds’ as limited drama

Frank Spotnitz

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions (Leonardo, The Man In The High Castle) has acquired the adaptation rights to author TM Logan’s novel 29 Seconds, which it will develop into a limited drama as part of its first-look deal with Tomorrow Studios.

The series, which has the working title One Name, will be written by Sara Collins, the author, creator and screenwriter of ITV’s The Confessions of Frannie Langton.

Spotnitz and Elizabeth Kesses from EJK Productions will executive produce, along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow Studios (One Piece, Physical).

29 Seconds, TM Logan’s second novel, was published in 2018. The story follows Sarah, a lecturer at a top university, who loves her job inspiring young people and who has built a comfortable home for her family. But her intolerable and obsessive boss is making her life hell.

Faced with a decision to leave and uproot her family or continue to rebuff his persistent sexual advances Sarah feels trapped, until an unexpected encounter with a powerful and dangerous man ends with her being owed a favour that could fix her problems forever.

“TM Logan is famed for his seriously addictive storytelling and gritty narratives that have audiences hooked worldwide, and 29 Seconds is no exception. It has three key things in abundance that make it perfect for an adaptation to a television drama – a sensational story, a strong IP with global appeal, and of course, it is hugely entertaining,” said Spotnitz.

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