“The Hunger Games” sequels director Francis Lawrence, his producing partner Erwin Stoff, and the Mark Gordon Company are teaming for two high-profile drama series adaptations.
The first is “Neverwhere,” an adaptation of writer Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy BBC miniseries and subsequent novel. Lenny Henry co-created the original 1990s mini-series in which a man helps an injured girl, only to find himself pulled into the fantastical world of London Below.
The other is “House Of Thieves,” based on the just-released mystery novel by Charles Belfoure. Set in 1886 New York, a respectable architect finds himself blackmailed into helping a gang of thieves craft plans for robberies that even the smartest detectives won’t solve.
Lawrence is attached to direct both dramas, which he is executive producing with Gordon and Stoff.