Lynda La Plante, the author, has now walked away from the much-anticipated prequel, it has been confirmed, after disputes over how Jane Tennison’s story was to be told.
La Plante, the bestselling author, had been snapped up as the writer of the new ITV drama, based on her book Tennison and telling the tale of the young officer navigating the police force in her early days.
But ITV have now confirmed they have parted ways, as a representative for La Plante said she is “very sad” about the decision.
Source and more: Telegraph
La Plante’s departure naturally raises doubts about the future of Tennison and whether it will even make it to screen. However, ITV insist production on the six-episode first season of the prequel series continues for a 2017 release.
Stay tuned as we keep an eye on the survival status of Tennison…