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AGC Television Picks Up ‘Hook’s Daughter: The Pirate Princess Chronicles’; Thor Freudenthal to Direct, Lucy Brown on Board as Writer

AGC Television, the television production and distribution division of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, has added YA fantasy adventure trilogy “Hook’s Daughter: The Pirate Princess Chronicles” to its slate.

The series is based on R.V. Bowman’s popular book series of the same name. Thor Freudenthal (“Words on a Bathroom Wall,” “Carnival Row”) is attached to direct and Lucy Brown (“Bride or Groom”) is adapting the books. AGC chief creative officer Lourdes Diaz, YA division head Aghi Koh and CEO Stuart Ford will executive produce.

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The trilogy centers on a 16-year-old girl who, when her sea captain father fails to show up for his annual visit at her boarding school, breaks out to search for him. She is shocked to find he is on a magical island called Neverland and is known as the villainous Captain Hook. But when she uncovers family secrets, she also discovers the real villain just might be Peter Pan.

Freudenthal most recently developed and directed the limited series “The Therapy,” which is based on the titular best-seller for Amazon. He has also directed pilots and select episodes for a number of series including Amazon’s fantasy series “Carnival Row,” NBC’s “Quantum Leap” reboot, “La Brea” for NBC/Universal Television, “The Tick” for Amazon, and several Berlanti shows including “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “The Flash.” In film, Freudenthal directed the feature “Words on Bathroom Walls,” starring Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russel and Andy Garcia. Other film credits include family franchises “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” for Fox and “Hotel for Dogs” for DreamWorks.

Brown co-wrote the feature comedy script “Bride or Groom” with Olivia Poulet, which came second in the Brit List, the British equivalent to the Black List. She also co-wrote the feature comedy screenplay “The Hen Do,” which won the 2012 BAFTA Rocliffe new young screenwriters competition. Brown’s solo writing projects include “My Ride or Die” (TV), “The First Girls” (film) and “If I Knew Then” (TV).

Freudenthal is repped by Gersh agent Abram Nalibotsky and manager Peter McHugh at The Gotham Group. Brown is repped by manager Jonathan Rosenthal from 3 Arts Entertainment and Gersh agents Lee Keele and Sandra Lucchesi with VP of legal and business affairs Conor McElroy representing AGC Television.

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