Johan Renck In Talks To Direct Girl A Series

Johan Renck, who won Best Director and Best Limited Series for Chernobyl at the 71st Annual Emmy Awards, is in negotiations to direct and executive produce Girl A, to be adapted from the forthcoming novel by Abigail Dean.

The series follows a successful New York lawyer who was the subject of national news as a child for her escape from a family of religious fanatics. Following her mother’s death, she soon discovers that she can’t run from her past, and must revisit the childhood she shared with her siblings.

Johan Renck’s next project is a movie adaptation of Jaroslav Kalfař’s novel Spaceman Of Bohemia about an orphaned boy raised in the Czech countryside by his grandparents, who then becomes the country’s first astronaut and is tasked with a solo mission to Venus.