Jed Mecurio to adapt Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC One

DH Lawrence classic for remake

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Line Of Duty writer and creator Jed Mecurio is to adapt and direct DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC One.

The Hartswood Films co-production with Serena Cullen Productions is one of four adaptions as part a season of classic 20th-century literature.

The story tells the tale of love across class boundaries, and a legendary affair between Lady Chatterley and her gamekeeper. With its original 1928 edition censored in English until almost 30 years after it was written, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the most sexually pioneering novels of the 20th century.

Jed Mercurio says: “Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a novel that constitutes a milestone of English literature. I’m immensely excited by this opportunity to dramatise its iconic themes in a fresh and original way.”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be produced by Serena Cullen and Beryl Vertue, Executive Producer.

Cast is yet to be announced.