REDWALL – Visual development art by Pierre Breton. Cr: Netflix © 2021
We’re delighted that our very own Emma Topping was responsible for brokering the recently announced deal between Netflix and Penguin Random House UK for the entire Brian Jacques Redwall book series.
Emma will executive produce all features and will co-produce all series based on Jacques’ bestselling books.
“Now the ink is dry on the deal, I’m delighted to continue the relationship with both Netflix and The Redwall Abbey Company in a creative capacity through Viv Loves Film” says Emma, “with its themes of tolerance, collaboration and compassion, Brian Jacques’ Redwall books resonate deeply in the current climate: what better moment to see these values reflected in a fresh new on-screen imagining.”
The Redwall Abbey Company (the Estate of Brian Jacques) said “quite simply Emma was pivotal to our finding a home for Redwall. Her sensitivity to the original work and how it could relate to a contemporary context chimed completely with our own thoughts. We are hugely excited how the development is going with Netflix and look forward to her stewardship of the remaining works”.