October 2020

Synchronicity develops TV adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan’s Mayflies

Synchronicity Films is developing a premium limited series based on renowned author Andrew O’Hagan’s latest novel Mayflies, a heart-breaking story of an extraordinary lifelong friendship.

Launched in the UK on September 3rd and in North America on 23rd March 2021, Mayflies is published by Faber & Faber in the UK and Commonwealth, and McClelland & Stewart in Canada.

Mayflies will be adapted for the screen by BAFTA nominated Andrea Gibb whose most recent critically acclaimed drama ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ starred double Academy Award-winning Glenda Jackson.

Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, in a small Scottish town, James and Tully ignite a brilliant friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over and the locked world of their fathers before them, they rush towards the climax of their youth: a magical weekend in Manchester, the epicentre of everything that inspires them in working-class Britain. There, against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded, a vow is made: to go at life differently. Thirty years on, half a life away, the phone rings. Tully has the worst kind of news. Mayflies is a memorial to youth’s euphoria and to everyday tragedy. A tender goodbye to an old union, it discovers the joy and the costs of love.

For more information can be found here.