Former News24 deputy news editor and investigative reporter Caryn Dolley's book, To the Wolves, will be adapted into a TV series.
Cape Town- and London-based production company Spier Films have acquired the rights to adapt the book into a TV series based on Dolley's in-depth account of cop collusion and gang warfare at the heart of Cape Town's criminal underworld.
"To The Wolves has shone a stark and dramatic spotlight on the dark heart of Cape Town's underworld, and like the very successful Baltimore-set TV series The Wire, Cape Town now has the chance to tell its stories in this genre," Spier Films' Michael Auret said in a statement announcing the news.
To The Wolves was published by Maverick451 in June 2021 and debuted at number one on the South African non-fiction bestseller list.
"I'm deeply appreciative to Spier Films for wanting to highlight the vast and grave realities that state-infiltrated criminality – as detailed in To The Wolves – produces. Even fictionalised, this will further emphasise and create awareness about the trickle-down effect of State Capture – corruption that is not confined to high-level offices, but spills over onto streets," Dolley said in a statement.
"A massive thank-you to 451 for guiding me through this To The Wolves journey (that's taking exciting, unexpected turns) and to my hard-working Daily Maverick colleagues," she added.
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