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The pace is building on the forthcoming adaptation of Samantha Shannon’s breakthrough blockbuster The Bone Season. The first instalment of the planned seven-part fantasy series hit bookshelves last August, and it’s built something of a cult following.

Andy Serkis, perhaps better known for his roles in Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, quickly saw the novel’s storytelling potential and acquired its film rights for his production company Imaginarium Studios.

And it’s no surprise Serkis couldn’t wait to work on this project. The Bone Season follows the story of nineteen year old Paige Mahoney; a young woman with a powerful psychic gift in a future dystopian London where clairvoyants are hunted down. Shannon’s world-building is richly layered, bringing Victorian street slang and costumes to 2059. Its cinematic potential is clear, and wasn’t lost on Serkis after he »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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