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Particle6 Productions develops witch book series The Madigan Chronicles for TV

Author Marieke Lexmond (left) and Particle6 Productions’ Eline van der Velden

Particle6 Productions, the UK indie founded by Eline van der Velden, has acquired rights to The Madigan Chronicles, Marieke Lexmond’s six-book series about a family of witches.

Described as a mystical family drama, it follows three generations of headstrong witches and their struggle to work together to stop a dark witch from claiming a powerful elemental object and causing all sorts of magical mayhem.

With themes around self-discovery, empowerment and mother-daughter relationships, the books, illustrated by Nicole Ruijgrok, have a loyal and sizeable international following, particularly amongst women, according to Particle6 Productions.

A pilot script for The Dagger, the first book in the series, is currently being written by Lexmond. Particle6 is seeking to drive further demand for the IP by creating viral videos on TikTok and by developing collectable Magical Spell necklaces, which will be promoted via social media.

Particle6’s involvement with The Madigan Chronicles’ IP has been facilitated by the receipt of a 2023 Innovate UK Creative Catalyst grant. Part of UK Research & Innovation, the government-funded programme supports companies in the creative industries to grow their business.

Eline van der Velden, founder of Particle6 Productions, said: “I’ve known Marieke for a while and have always been a big fan of her work, so I am thrilled that Innovate UK saw the same potential we did and awarded us a Creative Catalyst grant so that we could explore and extend the world of The Madigan Chronicles.

“Particle6 is big on testing and analytics, and we always work hard to identify the right audience for every project. Given what Marieke and Nicole have already established, we have a brilliant opportunity to build on that and test and grow the market.”


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