Andrea Gibb to adapt Mayflies for TV

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MayfliesMayflies, the latest novel from Andrew O’Hagan, is set to be adapted for the small screen by Synchronicity Films and prolific screenwriter Andrea Gibb. 

The book – published in the UK last month – explores the thirty-year relationship, beginning in the 1980s, between friends James and Tully. 

Claire Mundell, founder and creative director at Synchronicity Films, said: “From the very first page Andrew’s beautiful novel had me totally enthralled. His depiction of a life-long friendship spanning the exuberance and promise of youth to the painful realities of later life is at once life-affirming, joyful and heart-breaking. 

“In a time of turmoil, Mayflies is balm for the soul and will resonate with anyone who values the sustaining power of friendship. We cannot wait to bring this adaptation to the screen as a premium, prestige series.”

O’Hagan added: “I have been overwhelmed by the public response to Mayflies and feel it has found the perfect home with Synchronicity. Andrea Gibb is one of my favourite writers for television and producer Claire Mundell is second to none in her devotion to gripping, emotional, world-class drama. 

“I look forward to supporting the production in every way I can, and encouraging these brilliant people in their task of bringing to the screen my most personal novel yet. It’s a story of friendship, loyalty, youth and growth, and Synchronicity have all the warmth and intelligence to make Mayflies into something special.”