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Rainmaker Content boards new crime series franchise AMY WINTER

Rainmaker Content boards new crime series franchise AMY WINTER based on best-selling author Caroline Mitchell’s novel Truth and Lies.

Susan Everett attached to write and Executive Produce along  with Jeff Norton and Zoë Rocha

London, 12 May 2021 – Rainmaker Content, the international distributor specialising in drama, factual and special event programming, has stepped on board Amy Winter, the eagerly-anticipated adaptation of detective turned best-selling author Caroline Mitchell’s book series, and secured international distribution rights to the 6 x 1 hour drama.

Susan Everett (Hinterland S4C, BBC, Netflix and forthcoming season 24 of BBC Studios’ Silent Witness) is attached as head writer and will serve as an Executive Producer.

The contemporary crime series is being creatively developed and Executive Produced by Jeff Norton (Susan Hill’s Ghost Story) and Zoë Rocha (Borderline), through their companies Dominion of Drama and RubyRock Pictures respectively. 

Amy Winter focuses on the life and cases of a young, British female detective inspector who discovers that her biological parents were notorious serial killers. There are presently three novels published in the franchise with an additional three under contract. 

Rainmaker’s Greg Phillips says, “We are thrilled to come in on the ground floor to such an incredible piece of IP.  Susan Everett’s vision for the series is challenging, complex and utterly compelling. We believe Amy Winter has all the ingredients to become the next addictive crime character with strong appeal to global audiences.”

Norton comments, “Caroline Mitchell has established herself as a significant force in British crime fiction, bringing an authentic voice to the genre based on her years of experience as a detective.”

Rocha adds, “This is a special opportunity to create a female-forward entry into the crime genre, focused on a hyper-competent millennial detective, filled with chills and thrills but also warmth and deep emotion.”

Everett adds, “Caroline Mitchell has created such a complex and compelling character in Amy Winter, and it’s a real thrill to bring her from novel to screenplay.”

Executive producing with Norton, Rocha and Everett is Sara Curran whose company Tricycle Media is a long-term partner of Norton’s as well as Greg Phillips, Graham Begg and Vicky Ryan from Rainmaker.

Represented by Hayley Steed at the Madeleine Milburn Agency, New York Times best-selling author Caroline Mitchell’s work is published by Thomas & Mercer.  Susan Everett is represented by Charlotte Knight at Knight Hall Agency. Norton and Rocha are both represented by Industry Media’s Huw Walters and Rosemary Klein.


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About Rainmaker

Rainmaker Content is a global content company formed to create, finance and distribute commercially appealing scripted and non-scripted programming, collaborating with award-winning producers, production companies and directors who have proven track records of making high quality premium programming for the widest audience. Twitter: @rainmaker_news

About Dominion of Drama

Dominion of Drama is the new creative content company founded by award-winning author and writer-producer Jeff Norton. Dominion of Drama incubates IP and develops scripted projects with best-in-class partners to bring compelling stories to the screen. Norton most recently executive produced “Susan Hill’s Ghost Story” for ViacomCBS’ Channel 5, based on the novel “The Small Hand” by Susan Hill.  On the web at: www.dominionofdrama.com

About RubyRock Pictures

RubyRock Pictures is a high-end scripted production company led by Zoë Rocha. With a strong track record as an independent producer and ambition to create unorthodox, bold content for global audiences – RubyRock’s slate includes the BFI Young Audience Content Fund backed “Heartless”, written by Lucie Barât (“Spotless”) and executive produced by her brother, co-frontman of The Libertines Carl Barât, as well as horror anthology “Her Horror” which is in development with Shudder/AMC and due to shoot later this year. 

“Caroline Mitchell has established herself as a significant force in British crime fiction, bringing an authentic voice to the genre based on her years of experience as a detective.” - Jeff Norton, Executive Producer, Dominion of Drama