Netflix has boarded BBC Three’s upcoming YA adaptation of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder starring Wednesday’s Emma Myers.

The streamer has taken rights in the U.S. and the majority of territories bar the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. The series is in post-production and will air later this year.

Adapted by Red Rose scribe Poppy Cogan and directed by Dolly Wells, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder follows Pip Fitz-Amobi (Myers), who is investigating the death of a schoolgirl five years ago. Andie Bell was deemed to have been murdered by her boyfriend Sal Singh but smart and single-minded Pip isn’t so sure and she’s determined to prove it. Zain Iqbal, Anna Maxwell Martin, Gary Beadle, Mathew Baynton, India Lillie Davies, Rahul Pattni, Henry Ashton, Mitu Panicucci, Orla Hill, Ephraim O.P. Sampson, Carla Woodcock, Yasmin Al-Khudhairi, Jackson Bews, Jessica Webber, Matthew Khan, Georgia Aaron, Oliver Wickham, Adam Astill and Annabel Mullion also star.

The original novel by Holly Jackson was a bestseller and has spawned two follow-ups, and Jackson is an EP on the TV version. Deadline understands that a number of U.S. networks and streamers were interested in A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder including the likes of The CW, and it has taken several months for negotiations to conclude. The global popularity of Wednesday, in which Myers plays Enid Sinclair, was a boon for seller BBC Studios. Germany’s ZDFneo is co-producing with Netflix and the show is produced by The Gentlemen co-producer Moonage Pictures. “As we soon as we said the name, Holly told us that deep down this was who she had in mind,” Moonage co-founder Matthew Read recently told Deadline of Myers’ casting.

A Good Girl’s Guide is EP’d by Read, Matthew Bouch and Frith Tiplady for Moonage, with Lucy Richer and Danielle Scott-Haughton for the BBC, Jonas Melcher for ZDFneo and Wells, Jackson and Cogan. Florence Walker is producing. Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke and Ruby Thomas are writers and Cogan is lead writer.



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