GROWN UPS – Samantha Strauss to write and EP the screen adaptation

Thrilling news! Netflix UK have announced Samantha Strauss will write and EP the screen adaptation of Marian Keyes’ novel GROWN UPS. Sam’s company, Picking Scabs, is producing with See-Saw Films. The bestselling book will be an ensemble family drama and will shoot in Ireland.

Like most families, the Caseys are a complicated bunch. Ever-shifting politics. Old and new resentments. Arguments that blow over quickly and hurts that are nursed forever. They’re loyal. Noisy. And bound together by a whole lot of love.

Keyes says: “I SCREAMED when I got this news! It’s thrilling that See-Saw and Netflix are bringing Grownups to the screen – they’ve already brought me so much pleasure as a viewer. Samantha Strauss really gets the dynamics of the book and I’ve loved the treatment and scripts that I’ve seen. Honest to God, I’m overjoyed.”

Samantha Strauss, Picking Scabs, says: “I have worshipped at the altar of Marian Keyes for decades, and the opportunity to play in her sandpit with her wonderfully messy, complex, lovely characters is a dream come true. ‘Grown Ups’ will be Picking Scabs’ second collaboration with Netflix and our first outing in the UK. We couldn’t be more excited by this partnership.”