Emma Thompson and production company Bad Wolf are teaming up for a TV series adaptation of “Harrow’s Alley,” one of Hollywood’s most famous long-lost scripts.
“Cat Ballou” and “Bloodbrothers” scribe Walter Newman penned the original film script in the 1960s which, despite major talent attached, never made it to the screen due to the dark subject matter and budget requirements.
The story is set during the black plague in the 17th century and follows an English town as it deteriorates. Two men, likeable but lawless rogue Ratsey and well-meaning alderman Harry, who are both trying to survive the dangers of the time.
Now Thompson has teamed with former “Doctor Who” producers Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner are teaming to use the latter two’s production company Bad Wolf, which is backed by HBO and Sky, for development of the project as a TV series. The project is still only in ‘very early’ stages at present.