Emma Myers To Star in ‘Guide to Murder’ Series

Jun 27, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Kirkus Reviews (by Michael Schaub).

Emma Myers will play the lead role in a television adaptation of Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy of young adult mystery novels, Deadline reports.

Jackson’s series kicked off in 2020 with A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, which a Kirkus critic praised as “a treat for mystery readers who enjoy being kept in suspense.” Two more novels followed, Good Girl, Bad Blood and As Good as Dead. The novels focus on Pip Fitz-Amobi, a young woman who investigates the disappearance of a high school student and whose life continues to be thrown into disarray by the case.

Myers, best known for her performance on the Netflix series Wednesday, will play Pip in the series, which is being developed for the BBC. Also starring is newcomer Zain Iqbal. Dolly Wells (Good Posture) will direct, with Poppy Cogan (Chloe, Red Rose) as lead writer.

Fiona Campbell of the BBC said, “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 onto our screens.”

Jackson, who will be among the series’ executive producers, announced the casting news on Instagram, writing, “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.”

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