Former Netflix Producer Erik Barmack Acquires Adaptation Rights of Novel ‘On The Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta


Erik Barmack, the former international Netflix executive from Wild Sheep Content, has acquired the adaptation rights of novel On The Jellicoe Road.

Written by Australian author Melina Marchetta, the story follows Taylor Markham. She’s the fearless leader of the Jellicoe school; who’s biological mother abandoned her when she was younger. Hannah – the woman who stood as Taylor’s mother suddenly disappeared. Taylor’s only clue on finding Hannah is her manuscript about five kids who used to lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago.

Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy) and Angela Betzien (Secret City) are attached to pen the script.

Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs—the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.

On top of that the boy she thought she would never see again Jonah Griggs is back. He’s the cadet leader she ran away with when she was 14 years ago.

Jellicoe Road has been praised as “moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel.”

Source: Deadline