Alumna Karen Walton’s Adaptation of Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee Crime Novels Lands CBC TV Deal

By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● December 17, 2014 12:30


CFC alumna Karen Walton’s adaptation of Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee crime novels has landed a deal with CBC as a limited TV series, as reported in Playback.

Strada president and co-founder Sandra Cunningham in a statement Tuesday touted the “multi-platform potential” for the literary property as the novels’ prequel, The Dragonhead of Hong Kong, heads to the CBC. Cunningham and Robin Cass will produce the limited TV series, along with Walton.

The Ava Lee book series chronicles the story of Ava Lee, a young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who specializes in recovering massive debts that aren’t likely to be recovered through traditional methods.

Read the Playback article here.


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