BlackBox Multimedia and Night Train Media today announce they have teamed for the international co-production of The Ex Wife.
The series, based on the Jess Ryder psychological thriller novel of the same name, marks the screenwriting debut of New York Times bestselling author and actress Catherine Steadman.
Steadman is known for her roles in Downton Abbey, The Rook and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and for her novels Something in the Water and Mr Nobody. Ryder is a bestselling author of six psychological thrillers including The Ex Wife, Lie to Me and The Girl You Gave Away.
The co-production partners have been in development on the story following newlywed Tasha, who has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl. She’d be set if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone.
Giuliano Papadia, CEO of BlackBox Multimedia, says, “We think that Catherine’s genuine talent in creating riveting stories, and her unique perspective on the process as both actor and writer will make her on-screen adaptation of Jess Ryder’s bestselling novel what thriller fans have been waiting for. Herbert and the Night Train Media team immediately showed the same passion for the project, appreciating its potential and joining us in making this stand-out TV series. Their excellent experience in navigating the demands of international audiences is perfectly aligned with our expertise in developing compelling stories and we are very excited to bring this to life together.”
Night Train Media CEO and Founder Herbert L. Kloiber comments, “International broadcasters and streamers want high-end, contemporary scripted content that immediately stands out in a crowded marketplace. Together with Giuliano and our outstanding creative partners at BlackBox Multimedia, we are poised to enter production on The Ex-Wife – a compelling story based on great IP from extraordinary A-list talent, with global audience demand.”