Bestselling DCI Daley series by Denzil Meyrick is being adapted for TV!


​We are beyond thrilled to announce that the bestselling DCI Daley series by Denzil Meyrick will be coming to your TV screen soon! In addition to this GAME OF THRONES and BAFTA Scotland award winning actor RORY McCANN is set to star as DCI Jim Daley in the 8 X 60mins drama adaptation.

Rights to the books have been secured to adapt and produce the series by Ocean Independent, the production arm of talent agency Emptage Hallett, together with Fudge Park, award winning producers of THE INBETWEENERS, WHITE GOLD and THE FIRST TEAM.

The series will be written and directed by leading Scottish playwright and screenwriter Anthony Neilson (BAFTA 2021 nominated Best Drama Series I HATE SUZIE).

Denzil Meyrick says

‘To have the opportunity to be part of this innovative, experienced, and talented team is a dream come true. It will be fabulous - and not a little nail-biting - to see my characters brought to life on the small screen by such creative and highly regarded professionals. To say that this is exciting doesn’t do it justice. For a writer, it’s been a privilege to showcase the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. Seeing people so invested in this setting, the quirky, authentic, and much-loved cast of characters, must be the goal of anyone putting pen to paper. I’m sure that the television production will take this to the next level’

Anthony Neilson says

‘I am privileged to be adapting Denzil Meyrick’s rich and atmospheric DCI Daley books for the screen. These stories are much more than typical whodunnits and the whole team is committed to delivering a complex, compelling, and accessible series that will stand comparison with the best adult dramas from Europe and the US’.

Every book in the DCI Daley series to date has been a Waterstone’s Top 20 bestseller, a #1 bestseller in Scottish Crime on Kindle UK, on Audible and a top 10 Kindle UK Bestseller, with WHISKY FROM SMALL GLASSES and JEREMIAH’S BELL hitting the #1 spot on Kindle UK. The 10th book in the series THE DEATH OF REMEMBRANCE will be published in the summer of 2022.