'Entourage' Director Teams With 'Fortitude,' 'The A Word' Producers on TV Drama

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Julian Farino will helm the TV adaptation of Lisa McInerney's 'The Glorious Heresies' for Fifty Fathoms Productions.

Julian Farino (Entourage, The Oranges, Sex and the City) is set to helm the TV adaptation of Lisa McInerney's award-winning novel The Glorious Heresies, reteaming with production banner Fifty Fathoms, with whom he worked on its first TV project, Marvellous.

McInerny will adapt her own novel, which was first published in 2015 and looks at the lives of a collection of misfits living in modern-day Cork in Ireland. It won the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, picking up endorsements from the likes of U2 and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The series will be executive produced by Patrick Spence, whose Fifty Fathoms has been behind a growing number of major TV projects over the past couple of years. The second season of its "Arctic noir" Fortitude is currently in postproduction and is set to launch later this year on Sky in the U.K. (a new U.S. home is currently being sought after Pivot announced it was shuttering last month), while the second season of hit family drama The A Word is being prepped.

Guerrilla, a co-production between Showtime and Sky, written and directed by John Ridley and starring Idris Elba, has recently been shooting in London. 

Fifty Fathoms is part of the Endemol Shine Group.