Sarah Lotz’ novel THE THREE to be adapted for the BBC

THE THREE UK final.jpg

The BBC has announced that Sarah Lotz’s novel THE THREE will be adapted into a major eight-part drama for BBC. See

BAFTA and Golden Globe award winner and Academy nominee, Peter Straughan will be the lead adapter and show-runner, and Sarah will also be involved as scriptwriter and executive producer. Kate Sinclair and George Faber will exec produce for The Forge.

Sinclair said: "When I first read Sarah Lotz’s stunning proposal for THE THREE four years ago, I knew in my gut she was brilliant, that it was so unique that I had to have it, and that I needed to get someone as truly extraordinary as the exceptional Peter Straughan to adapt it."

THE THREE opens as four planes crash on the same day in four different countries, and three children miraculously survive. Elspeth Martin, a no-nonsense crash investigator with the NTSB is sent from Washington to find out the causes, but her dogged determination to get at the truth is obstructed by conflicting evidence, media scrutiny and conspiracy theories. Her investigations take her to the townships of South Africa, the Florida swamps, the depths of the Atlantic and the notorious Aokigahara 'suicide' forest in Japan – an epic journey that forces her re-evaluate everything she believes in.

THE THREE was published in 2014 and is the first in a planned trilogy of novels. The second in the series, DAY FOUR, was published in 2015.