Njambi McGrath's memoirs optioned for TV | By the company behind Alma's Not Normal

Njambi McGrath's memoirs optioned for TV

By the company behind Alma's Not Normal

The production company behind Sky One sitcom Intelligence has optioned the rights to comedian Njambi McGrath's memoir, Through The Leopard’s Gaze.

Published this February, the book traces her life from Kenya, where she was brutally attacked at the age of 13, to the UK, where she settled with a British man.

Now Expectation Entertainment, whose credits also include Sophie Willan's comedy Alma's Not Normal hope to make the story into a six-part comedy-drama.

McGrath who won the New Act Of The Year title run by the Hackney Empire last year, said: ' I am very excited, humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be working with Expectation.

'From our earliest conversations, their vision and enthusiasm for retelling my story was apparent, and I really look forward to bringing this project to life.'

The company is run by former BBC One controller Peter Fincham and former Endemol chief executive Tim Hincks, and producers Nerys Evans and Charlie Leech will be working on McGrath's project

Published: 18 Jun 2020

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