In exciting news for Poldark fans, producers Mammoth Screen have optioned historical novel series The Lymond Chronicles and will be pitching their ideas for an adaptation to top broadcasters. News revealed by the novelist’s fan society, the series has a strong fan following and promise pure romance with high drama and action.
Written by Dorothy Dunnett, The Lymond Chronicles comprises of six novels published from 1961 to 1975. It follows the story of a charismatic young Scottish nobleman, called Francis Crawford of Lymond, and is set in 16th century Europe. With the craze for Poldark confirming that there’s an audience for historical novel adaptations, as well as a healthy appetite for epic romance, Mammoth Screen clearly feel confident that they could have another hit show in the next few years.
Fans online have been nominating period drama favourite Tom Hiddleston for the romantic lead on forums for years now, with the eventual casting likely to be much anticipated. It’s also worth noting that other fans have mentioned that we can expect dramatic departures, going so far as to say that George R.R. Martin’s brutal fantasy novels are kind in comparison. A terrifying thought indeed.
Stay tuned at Lost In Drama for more updates about this exciting story!