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Tandem to adapt Ken Follet’s ‘Code To Zero’ as TV series

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MUMBAI: Tandem Productions has optioned thriller novel Code To Zero penned by New York Times best selling novelist Ken Follet. While attending MIPCOM in Cannes, Tandem partner and CEO Rola Bauer signed a temporary adaptation of the novel into a limited television series with worldwide distribution by Studiocanal.

 

In this adaptation of Code to Zero, a man awakens to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there; he does not even know his own name. Slowly, he rediscovers his entire life by detective work, uncovering secrets of a conspiracy, set against the battle for global space supremacy between the US and China.

 

“I am delighted that Tandem Productions will be making a television series of Code to Zero,” says Follett. “We have had a long and successful relationship and I am looking forward to them bringing my book to a new audience in this exciting way.”

 

Prior to this, the production house produced two event series of Follet’s bestselling novels of the same title namely the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, The Pillars of the Earth, which featured Eddie Redmayne, Ian McShane and Donald Sutherland; and the Emmy-winning, World Without End, starring Cynthia Nixon, Charlotte Riley and Miranda Richardson.

 

“We have enjoyed a wonderful collaboration with Ken Follett over the years and are thrilled to be working with him again. Code to Zero lends itself beautifully to a present-day thriller that today’s audiences will find thoroughly relevant,” added Bauer.

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