MIPCOM: Tandem to Adapt Ken Follett's 'Code to Zero'

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Tandem CEO Rola Bauer with Ken Follett

The German shingle adapted Follett's 'The Pillars of the Earth' and 'World Without End' as limited series.

German production group Tandem has again teamed up with best-selling U.K. author Ken Follett.

Tandem has acquired the rights to Follett's spy thriller Code to Zero and will adapt the novel as a limited drama series.

Follett has a long history of collaboration with Tandem. The Munich-based group successfully adapted the author's medieval epics The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End as limited series.

Code to Zero opens with a man who wakes up in a railway station, his mind blank. Slowly he begins to piece together his past, uncovering a vast conspiracy linked to the battle between the U.S. and China for space supremacy. 

“I am delighted that Tandem Productions will be making a television series of Code to Zero,” said Follett in a statement. “We have had a long and successful relationship, and I am looking forward to them bringing my book to a new audience in this exciting way.”