A limited television series adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Constant Gardener”, set in a contemporary post-pandemic setting, is in development at The Ink Factory.
The original novel follows Justin Quayle, a British diplomat and avid horticulturist who meets an Amnesty International activist in London called Tessa.
After forming a romantic relationship, they embark on a journey that mixes murder, government corruption and corporate mischief as the action unfolds across Kenya and Europe.
Lydia Adetunji (“His Dark Materials,” “Noughts + Crosses”) is writing the work, which doesn’t yet have a network or cast attached.
The property was already adapted for the screen in 2005 by the famous filmmaker Fernando Meirelles. Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz had the lead roles in the film which was one of the most acclaimed feature films of the year and Weisz won an Oscar for his supporting role in the film.
The news comes as The Ink Factory is also turning du Carré’s “A Most Wanted Man” into a TV series and producing a second season of Le Carré’s acclaimed miniseries adaptation “The Night Manager.”