Live Action Series Announced for ‘A Kind of Spark’


Author Elle McNicoll today confirmed her book A Kind of Spark would get its own TV series.

In a partnership with BBC Children’s and 9 Story Media, this award winning book and main character Addie will be brought to life. The series will be written by Anna McCleery and McNicoll and produced by 9 Story Media Group.

About the book

A Kind of Spark tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there’s more to the story of these ‘witches,’ just like there is more to hers. Can Addie challenge how the people in her town see her, and her autism, and make her voice heard?

In an interview with The Bookseller, Vice President of Live Action for 9 Story, Gráinne McNamara, confirmed:

“We are thrilled to partner with BBC Children’s to bring this incredibly special story to the screen. Just like the countless kids who have fallen in love with the book, we were instantly captivated and inspired by Addie’s way of looking at the world. Representation is crucial in kids’ television and we are excited to bring A Kind of Spark to new audiences in the UK.”

Having won various awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, McNicoll’s novel is a bestseller and has received amazing reviews from all age groups.

It will be exciting to see such a story unfold on screen, with viewers able to see a true to life representation of an autistic child and how Addie’s experiences are shaped by family, education and friendships.

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