ITV has commissioned Paula Milne (Him) to adapt Louise Doughty’s best-selling novel, Platform 7, for a four-part miniseries.
The drama tells the story of Lisa, who, after witnessing a horrific event on platform 7 of a railway station, is made aware of a connection between her own life and that of the event.
Describing the series, Milne said: “This is no traditional ‘spooky’ ghost story. It’s the tale of a ghost on a quest to discover who she was and the events that led to her untimely death. Her story is a celebration of indignation versus passivity and truth versus lies.
“While writing it from Louise Doughty’s astute and emotionally intelligent novel, I began to feel she’s the ghost in all of us; the unseen part of us when we find ourselves reflecting on the wisdom of our past decisions. Sometimes with regret, occasionally with rancour but more often with the complicated relish of what it means to be human.”
Dancing Ledge Productions, responsible for the hit Martin Freeman-led police drama, The Responder, will produce the series.
Executive producer and Managing Director of Dancing Ledge, Chris Carey, commented: “We’re thrilled to be adapting Louise Doughty’s celebrated novel Platform 7 for television. The story weaves together themes of love and control in a truly original way.
“Part revenge story, part love story, part murder mystery this nail-biting drama forces us to consider whether we can truly know the people closest to us. With Paula Milne adapting and Sarah Walker directing, this is going to offer something truly unique.”
Platform 7 will start production later this year and will premiere on ITVX.