We’re incredibly excited to announce that Sunday Times bestseller The Lie by renowned crime writer C.L. Taylor has been optioned by The Forge.


The Forge is one of the UK’s largest, most successful and highly regarded UK drama indies, winning Golden Globes, EMMYs, BAFTAs and RTS Awards for its wide-ranging productions including Shameless, Skins, Elizabeth I, Wild At Heart, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and National Treasure featuring Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters. They’re currently adapting The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for screen and are also in development with Collateral, starring Casey Mulligan.


The Lie, C.L. Taylor’s third psychological thriller, has sold over 550,000 copies in the UK alone and Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You called it “A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller.” We cannot wait to see C.L. Taylor’s tense novel play out on screen.