UK production company Lime Pictures has optioned Emily Morris’s memoir My Shitty Twenties (Salt) for TV. Executive producer Louise Sutton optioned rights from Becky Thomas of Johnson & Alcock.
My Shitty Twenties, published last year, is a "frank, funny and honest" account of Morris's experience of becoming a young, single mother.
The book will be adapted by Amy Roberts and Loren McLaughlan, who’ve worked on programmes such as Shameless, Cold Feet and Call the Midwife.
Sutton said: "My Shitty Twenties is an honest and hilarious take on the messy reality of life as a young, single mother. Emily has a brilliant knack of telling stories, spinning magic from the mundane and humour from the humdrum. Loren McLaughlan and Amy Roberts will bring their own brand of brilliant storytelling, engaging characterisation, and pithy dialogue to the adaptation."
Morris described herself as "over the moon" about the news. "Louise is a talented, creative and generally brilliant producer who has a wonderful vision for the series, and I couldn't be happier to be working with her and scriptwriting wonderwomen Amy and Loren on this very exciting project," she said.