BBC To Adapt Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

The BBC is to make a six-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s near universally acclaimed fantasy novel Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell , to air on BBC One next year.

It is being produced by Cuba, the production company behind BAFTA-winning Boy A and critically acclaimed Broken . Each of the six episodes will be an hour long. Sounding like a winning combination to us.

The BBC One has also announced that Toby (Being Human) Whithouse is writing a new series for the channel – The Game . Although it’s not SFX territory, we thought you’d be interested; it’s a Cold War spy thriller set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage.