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Watford & Essex track down The Wolf You Feed by Jordan Stephens for Adaption

UK prodco Watford & Essex has picked up the rights to British rapper and actor Jordan Stephens' The Wolf You Feed: On Masculinity & Heartbreak, originally a 2017 article for The Guardian and also a forthcoming book, to adapt as a drama series.

The article is a personal narrative that explores the themes of love, relationships and cheating and how societal coding plays a part in all of these. The book is set to be published in 2023.

Emma Frost and Matthew Graham's Watford & Essex, backed by Legendary Entertainment, will adapt the article into a drama with Stephens set to write and star.

The prodco's recently appointed head of development, Rachel Knight, will oversee the project. Knight joined the company from Banijay-owned Tiger Aspect, where she served as an executive producer and development producer.

"We're thrilled and proud to work with Jordan on his extraordinarily powerful, insightful and timely story of personal growth. He has an unflinching approach to the male psyche and a uniquely imaginative way of conveying it. He's a rare talent and his odyssey will make for a raw, emotional and electric drama series." said Frost and Graham in a statement.

The pair launched Watford & Essex with Legendary Entertainment in November 2020. the Bristol-based prodco is developing, producing and deficit-financing UK and international high-end scripted programming across a range of genres, from thrillers and crime to dramedy, fantasy and young-adult, working with networks, co producers and financiers in all markets.

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