Complete Fiction, a new media production company, is working with Netflix to develop Lockwood & Co, a supernatural action-adventure detective series, based on the novels by Jonathan Stroud.
The series will be helmed and executive-produced by Joe Cornish.
In conjunction with Netflix, the company has also optioned the sci-fi horror trilogy, The Murders of Molly Southbourne from Tade Thompson and epic historical fantasy series inspired by Islamic folklore, The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy) from author S.A. Chakraborty.
Jonathan Stroud told SFcrowsnest, “I’m thrilled that Lockwood & Co. is being developed for Netflix as one of Complete Fiction’s first projects. I’ve long been a fan of the amazing work that these guys have done, and I know their vision for the series will be breathtaking. I can’t wait to team up with them to create a haunted London full of marauding specters!”
Edgar Wright told SFcrowsnest, “This new chapter with Complete Fiction is something I have wanted to embark on for a while now. Nira has been my producer for more than 20 years, but we, along with our amazing team of long-time friends and collaborators, still share the same drive to bring original stories to the screen. Complete Fiction will be a dynamic hub for passionate creatives – somewhere they can feel nurtured and protected. I’ve been lucky enough to always have this team around me who have advocated for my voice and vision as a filmmaker, and I’m excited to bring new stories into the world and be part of making that happen for the next generation.”
Nira Park added, “There is so much scope to originate and be genuinely creative in both film and television, and that is more important than ever right now. A huge motivating factor in forming this new company is the chance to work with the writers and directors that inspire us across all mediums. Whilst we will continue to produce bold, original feature films for international audiences, we are incredibly excited about this expansion into television and can’t wait to put our distinctive stamp on longer-form story-telling. We feel very lucky to have each other, and this new company is an expression of our ambitions for the next phase of our careers, and a desire to do that together as a working family”.
Complete Fiction is currently in post-production on Edgar Wright’s feature film, Last Night In Soho, which they produced with Working Title for Focus Features and Film4. Also in post is Edgar Wright’s untitled feature documentary about the band Sparks which Complete Fiction is producing with their Baby Driver partners, MRC.
Complete Fiction has been set up following Nira Park and Edgar Wright departing from Big Talk, while also teaming with writer/director Joe Cornish and Rachael Prior.
Complete Fiction is to be based in both London and Los Angeles, working across film and television.