La Plante to write Prime Suspect prequel

Published Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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Author Lynda La Plante has announced she is to pen a prequel novel to the hit TV series Prime Suspect.

La Plante to write Prime Suspect prequel
Lynda LaPlante tells This Morning of her prequel plans. (© Ken McKay)

Speaking to This Morning, La Plante said she wanted to explore the early life of tough-talking character Jane Tennison - made famous onscreen by Dame Helen Mirren.

She also reveals plans to adapt the book, called Tennison, for TV.

La Plante said: "I am extremely excited to have begun work on the Tennison project.

"Jane Tennison is a character who millions of people know and admire from my books and TV series, Prime Suspect, portrayed brilliantly by Helen Mirren.

"But nobody knows what drove her to become a DCI or want to join the police force in the first place. When you first meet her in the early 90s, she is a very complex character, but what made her so?

"I can't say too much now, but readers will find out next year when the book is published; or in 2016, which is the 25th anniversary of Prime Suspect, when they watch Tennison the series."

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