“Wednesday” regular actress Emma Myers is set to star in the BBC’s adaptation of Holly Jackson’s YA mystery debut novel A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder; the first in a series of three novels and one novella.
Myers, who portrays Wednesday’s colorful werewolf roommate Enid Sinclair at Nevermore Academy in Netflix’s smash hit series, has been cast to star as Pippa “Pip” Fitz-Amobi, a brilliant and determined student. Five years ago, school girl Andrea “Andie” Bell was brutally murdered and her boyfriend, Salil “Sal” Singh, was ultimately accused before seemingly taking his own life. But now “Pip” is convinced that the real killer is still out there, lurking in the shadows. But if Sal Singh is not a murderer and the real killer is still at large, how far will they go to keep Pip from learning the truth?
Myers stars opposite newcomer Zain Iqbal, who plays Ravi in the adaptation of Jackson’s best-selling mystery thrillers. Red Rose’s Poppy Cogan is writing and the star of “The Outlaws” and “Dracula”, Dolly Wells is directing, with principal photography scheduled to begin in England later this year.
Commenting on the announcement, Fiona Campbell, Controller of Youth Audience, BBC iPlayer and BBC Three said, “From the moment we announced that A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder was 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 it will feel as though they’ve stepped straight from the pages of Holly’s books on to our screens. I can’t wait for BBC Three viewers to see them in action.”
The series is produced by Florence Walker with Executive Producers Matthew Read, Matthew Bouch and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures, Lucy Richer and Danielle Scott-Haughton for the BBC, and Wells, Holly Jackson and Cogan. BBC Studios, a minority stakeholder in Moonage Pictures, will handle the series’ international distribution.