GAME OF THRONES and BAFTA Scotland award winning actor RORY McCANN is set to star as DCI Jim Daley in 8 X 60 mins drama adapted from the bestselling novels of Denzil Meyrick.

Rights to the books have been secured to adapt and produce the series by Ocean Independent, the production arm of talent agency Emptage Hallett, together with Fudge Park, award winning producers of THE INBETWEENERS, WHITE GOLD and THE FIRST TEAM.

The series will be written and directed by leading Scottish playwright and screenwriter Anthony Neilson (BAFTA 2021 nominated Best Drama Series I HATE SUZIE).

Denzil Meyrick says

To have the opportunity to be part of this innovative, experienced, and talented team is a dream come true. It will be fabulous – and not a little nail-biting – to see my characters brought to life on the small screen by such creative and highly regarded professionals. To say that this is exciting doesn’t do it justice. For a writer, it’s been a privilege to showcase the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. Seeing people so invested in this setting, the quirky, authentic, and much-loved cast of characters, must be the goal of anyone putting pen to paper. I’m sure that the television production will take this to the next level’

Anthony Neilson says

‘I am privileged to be adapting Denzil Meyrick’s rich and atmospheric DCI Daley books for the screen. These stories are much more than typical whodunnits and the whole team is committed to delivering a complex, compelling, and accessible series that will stand comparison with the best adult dramas from Europe and the US’.

Every book in the DCI Daley series to date has been a Waterstone’s Top 20 bestseller, a #1 bestseller in Scottish Crime on Kindle UK, on Audible and a top 10 Kindle UK Bestseller, with WHISKY FROM SMALL GLASSES and JERAMIAH’S BELL hitting the #1 spot on Kindle UK. The 10th book in the series THE DEATH OF REMEMBERANCE will be published in the summer of 2022.

The series will be executive produced by Phil Gilbert (Fudge Park) and Michael Hallett (Ocean Independent) and Denzil Meyrick. Rory McCann is repped by Emptage Hallett, Denzil Meyrick by Jo Bell at Bell Lomax Moreton, Anthony Neilson by Julia Tyrell Management, and the DCI Daley novels are published by Polygon.