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HACHETTE CHILDREN’S GROUP ANNOUNCES TV OPTION DEAL FOR HELEN DENNIS SERIES SECRET BREAKERS

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Hodder Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, announced yesterday a TV option deal for middle-grade series Secret Breakers by Helen Dennis, with production company Sparticles Productions.

First published in 2012, Secret Breakers by Helen Dennis is an award-winning six-book adventure series featuring real-life unbreakable codes which the characters have to solve. The reader also cracks codes hidden within the text. The series has had wide critical acclaim.

Sparticles Productions is best-known for its hit CBBC series THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY, and has a reputation for producing ambitious live-action children’s drama. It is planning a highly serialised drama for a young adult audience, which will follow the Secret Breakers books but also expand on the world that Helen Dennis created.

Helen Dennis says: ‘I’m delighted almost beyond words that a production company of the calibre of Sparticles Productions has signed Secret Breakers. It’s astonishing to think that an adventure story that began so many years ago as a puzzle in my mind will now be developed as a live-action TV series. I’m grateful that they have absolutely understood the spirit of the series and I am looking forward to seeing their creative vision.’

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