Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BBC Producing an Adaptation of Len Deighton's SS-GB

In case you thought Amazon had cornered the market on Axis Wins television, think again. It was announced today by The Hollywood Reporter that BBC has ordered a five episode mini-series of Len Deighton's SS-GB. For those who don't know, SS-GB is a spy story set in a Britain that surrendered to the Nazis in 1941. Perhaps that is why the BBC chose Robert Wade and Neal Purvis to write the mini-series. Both writers have penned the last few James Bond films and have been called "one of Britain's most successful screenwriting partnerships".

Well they certainly come highly recommended and they do have the right background, but do you think they can make a good adaptation of SS-GB? Stay tuned to The Update to find out as we keep you informed about all SS-GB adaptation news.

In the meantime, check out another alternate history work inspired by James Bond, A Kill in the Morning by Graeme Shimmin, and stay tuned for my review of The Darkest Hour by Tony Schumacher, whose preview I just posted today.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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