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C21May iPad

Tomorrow Studios enters Polite Society

ITV Studios-backed US prodco Tomorrow Studios is adapting a novel described as a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Emma.

Polite Society is being adapted by author Mahesh Rao (The Smoke Is Rising) and is set in contemporary Delhi.

The story revolves around the daughter of a wealthy Indian family who aspires to match-make for her friends and family, only to find herself caught up in an unforeseen scandal and an unexpected match of her own.

The show will be Tomorrow’s first mixed-language series and its first project set in India. Tomorrow’s founder Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will executive produce the series, with Rao on board as a consultant. Broadcaster details are yet to be revealed.

Adelstein said the novel “strikes that rare balance of telling a wholly authentic story while also feeling universally relatable.”

Rao is represented by Lutyens & Rubinstein and Casarotto, Ramsay & Associates.

Tomorrow Studios was set up in the US as a joint venture between Adelstein and ITV Studios in 2014.

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