A more recent contemporary romance favorite, The Flatshare adaptation has been moving quickly, something fans of the book will be very excited to hear. A partnership with streaming service Paramount+ means this series should eventually be available to everyone. Although, it seems like at first the show is being held for a UK only release in the beginning.
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This page was updated: 12/5/23
About The Book:
Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met.
After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art.
Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. He’ll only ever be there when she’s at the office. In fact, they’ll never even have to meet.
Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes – first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more.
But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea…especially if you’ve never met.
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Current Production Status:
Released in The UK, Australia, and Canada as of December 2022. Waiting for US/Global release.
Renewed for a second season.
The Flatshare Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first released in 2019 and the next year, in January 2020, it was announced that the rights had been picked up by 42. They began working with the BBC for development.
Paramount+ commissioned the series in January 2022, with casting announcements and production beginning the next month. Filming wrapped in May.
In October a trailer was released along with a UK release date of December 1st.
It is rumored that the US/Global release will be in mid-2023, however as of July there has been no further updates or information.
In November 2023 it was announced the series had been renewed for a second season.
Reception: The show currently has a 100% tomatometer and 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 7.6/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
42 Management & Production and Paramount+ are working together.
Who Is Attached:
Jessica Brown Findlay, Anthony Welsh, Jonah Hauer-King, and Shaniqua Okwok are all set to star.
Filming took place around the UK including Bristol, Brighton, and London.
The series will release in the UK on December 1st, 2022. A US/Global release date has not been announced.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
Other Adaptations From This Author:
‘The Switch’ is currently in the very early stages of a film adaptation, led by Amblin Pictures.
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