Netflix & ‘The Crown’ Producer Left Bank Pictures Adapting Sarah Pinborough’s Psychological Thriller ‘Behind Her Eyes’

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The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures has scored another major series at Netflix – adapting Sarah Pinborough’s psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes.

The UK-based production company is adapting the novel, which was published by Harper Collins in 2017, as a series for the SVOD service in association with its backer Sony Pictures Television. I hear Netflix has handed Left Bank six episodes with The Punisher and Hannibal writer Steve Lightfoot writing, alongside Angela LaManna, his colleague on The Punisher. Lightfoot exec produces with Suzanne Mackie, Andy Harries and Jessica Burdett for Left Bank and Eliza Mellor produces. It will shoot in the UK later this year.

Behind Her Eyes tells the story of Louise, a single mother and secretary who is stuck in a modern-day rut. On a night out, she meets and kisses David in a bar, a young successful man, who turns out to be her new boss. To complicate matters, she meets Adele, a new friend in town, who turns out to be married to David. As she becomes obsessed with the couple and entangled in the web of their marriage, they each reach out to her. But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks Is David really the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears? Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?

The publisher’s blurb asks that readers “don’t trust this book, don’t trust these people, don’t trust yourself and whatever you do, don’t give away that ending”. The latter will be interesting for a bingeable box-set.

Netflix previously struck a deal to adapt one of Pinborough’s other book, young adult thriller 13 Minutes, as a movie with Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

Meanwhile, Left Bank is currently wrapping up production on season three of The Crown, which is set to air on Netflix this year, before moving on to season four. The company, run by Andy Harries, is also making White Lines for Netflix. The drama, which was written by Money Heist creator Alex Pina, tells the story of what happened after the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance in Ibiza.

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