TV rights were acquired by A24’s Piers Wenger and Rose Garnett’s international team in what was understood to be a fiercely competitive situation that attracted some of the UK’s top drama production houses. The TV adaptation is currently in early-stage development and Adegoke is creating and exec producing.
The List tells the story of Ola Olajide, a high-profile journalist at Womxxxn magazine, who is preparing to marry the love of her life in one month’s time. Young, beautiful, successful – she and her fiancé are the ‘couple goals’ of their social networks and seem to have it all. That is, until one morning when they both wake up to the same message: “Oh my god, have you seen The List?” It is due to be published in July 2023.
Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award-winning journalist and author. She is currently a columnist at the Guardian and British Vogue. She has written for the Sunday Times, Independent, Stylist and the New Statesman, among others, and was the host of the Women’s Fiction Prize podcast. In 2018, she co-wrote the bestselling book Slay In Your Lane and in the same year was named one of the most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. She is a recipient of the Groucho Maverick award and a Marie Clare Future Shaper award, and in 2021 she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30.
Of the news, Adegoke said “I truly cannot put into words how excited I am to have the opportunity to tell Ola and Michael’s story on-screen,”
“There is so much more I have to say on the complexities of these characters’ on and offline lives, their friends, their families and everything else so being able to do so in a series is nothing short of a dream come true.”
Adegoke called HBO, the BBC and A24 “the best in the business.”
Huge congratulations, Yomi! We can’t wait to see The List on our screens!