The BBC and Moonage Pictures have officially announced the exciting details of their upcoming television series, “A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder,” adapted from the immensely popular mystery thrillers by Holly Jackson. The cast includes talented star Emma Myers, known for her role in the hit series “Wednesday,” who will take on the lead role of Pip Fitz-Amobi. Joining her is newcomer Zain Iqbal, portraying the character of Ravi. The 6-episode, 45-minute series is set to premiere on BBC Three and iPlayer.
Based on Holly Jackson’s gripping novels, the adaptation of “A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder” will be penned by Poppy Cogan, acclaimed for her work on “Red Rose.” The talented Dolly Wells, renowned for her direction in “Good Posture,” will helm the directorial duties.
The series revolves around the murder of schoolgirl Andie Bell, believed to have been committed by her boyfriend Sal Singh, a case that was officially closed years ago. However, Pip Fitz-Amobi, a determined and astute individual, is not convinced of Sal Singh’s guilt. She embarks on a relentless pursuit to prove otherwise, challenging the town’s perception and even risking her own safety. As Pip delves deeper into the case, she uncovers unsettling truths that question the real identity of Andie’s murderer and the lengths some are willing to go to keep the truth hidden.
Emma Myers and Zain Iqbal, the dynamic duo portraying Pip and Ravi, are captured in an image seated at a table, engrossed in their scripts. The photograph also includes the esteemed author Holly Jackson, standing alongside them, with a copy of her book, “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,” prominently displayed on the table.
Expressing her elation, Holly Jackson stated, “I am so unbelievably excited that Emma is our Pip. She is phenomenal, and this role was truly always meant to be hers. And we found our perfect Ravi in Zain. I can’t wait for us all to be able to watch their scenes. I smile every time I see them together because I know that we’ve pulled off the impossible, and Emma and Zain are the only two people I would trust to bring these characters to life. Everyone’s going to be just as thrilled as I am.”
Matthew Read, Executive Producer at Moonage Pictures, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, declaring, “As soon as we read Holly Jackson’s ruthlessly compelling page-turner, we knew it had all the elements of must-see television. We are thrilled that Emma Myers is onboard to play our unique protagonist Pip Fitz-Amobi, and we can’t wait to see the brilliant newcomer Zain Iqbal bring Ravi to life on screen in Poppy Cogan’s amazing adaptation.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller of Youth Audience at BBC iPlayer and BBC Three, commented on the much-anticipated casting, stating, “From the moment we announced that ‘A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder’ is coming to the BBC, I know there’s been a huge amount of speculation from fans about who will play Pip and Ravi. In Emma and Zain, we’ve found two actors who embody the characters so perfectly that it will feel as though they’ve stepped straight from the pages of Holly’s books onto our screens. I can’t wait for BBC Three viewers to see them in action.”
Caroline Stone, Commercial Director of Scripted at BBC Studios, acknowledged the global impact of Holly Jackson’s novel and commended the outstanding cast chosen for the television adaptation. She said, “Holly Jackson’s novel took the world by storm when it came out in 2019. The world-class casting for this television adaptation shows the impressive skills and ambition of both Poppy Cogan and our partners at Moonage Pictures to make this an unmissable series for audiences around the world.”
Written by lead writer Poppy Cogan, alongside Zia Ahmed, Ajoke Ibironke, and Ruby Thomas, “A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder” will be produced by Florence Walker. The executive producers are Matthew Read, Matthew Bouch, and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures, Lucy Richer and Danielle Scott-Haughton for the BBC, and Dolly Wells, Holly Jackson, and Poppy Cogan. BBC Studios, with a minority investment stake in Moonage Pictures, will handle the international distribution of the series.
“A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder” will be filmed in the picturesque South West of England and is set to captivate audiences when it premieres on BBC Three and iPlayer.