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‘The Haunting of Alma Fielding’ by Kate Summerscale Acquired for Television

Television rights to Kate Summerscale's The Haunting of Alma Fielding, which was recently shortlisted for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, have been acquired by New Pictures. Writer Charlotte Stoudt (Fosse/ Verdon) and director Minkie Spiro (The Plot Against AmericaDownton Abbey) have set to work in translating the true ghost story for the screen, and they have also signed on as executive producers alongside New Pictures CEO Willow Grylls.

The Haunting of Alma Fielding traces how Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman in 1930s suburban London, begins to experience supernatural events, and follows the investigations of Nandor Fodor, chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research. Summerscale is best known for her bestselling book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, which was adapted into an ITV drama by Hat Trick Productions in 2011, with Paddy Considine and Olivia Colman starring.

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