DJ Target's 'Grime Kids' Book Is Getting Adapted Into A TV Series

DJ Target's 'Grime Kids' Book Is Getting Adapted Into A TV Series

July 30, 2018

Having only been released in June, the success of DJ Target's breakthrough book Grime Kids is still building with the news that it's been picked up by leading production company Mammoth Screen to be adapted into a television series. The book is Target's personal account of the ascent of the genre and how it began and grew from East London to the international level it's at today. Playwright Theresa Ikoko, who grew up in Hackney, will write the screenplay, while Tom Leggett (Room), Preethi Mavahalli (The City & The City) and Damien Timmer (Poldark) will produce the series.

DJ Target himself said: "The response to Grime Kids so far has been overwhelming, with both seasoned grime fans and newcomers to the culture learning something or enjoying the trips down memory lane. I wrote Grime Kids with a visual in mind, so the fact that I'll be working with Mammoth Screen to bring that to life is incredible. I'm thrilled to be working with the amazing young writer Theresa Ikoko, who shares the same passion and excitement for this project as I do, and fully understands the culture and place it grew from. Watch this space, it's coming!"

Words: Aaron Bishop