Channel 4 has commissioned The Birth of Daniel F Harris, a new 8 x 30 drama by Pete Jackson.
“Pete Jackson has crafted a uniquely bold and beautiful piece of storytelling that imaginatively taps in to the experiences of many young people today. Pete’s voice and The Birth of Daniel F Harris belong on Channel 4 and, alongside Clerkenwell who are the perfect producers for the series, I can’t wait to see the series come to life.” – Lee Mason, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor
When Danny was a baby, his mum was killed in a car crash. Overwhelmed with grief, his dad Steve bought a house in the middle of nowhere and locked Danny in, telling him the world outside was full of monsters waiting to take him away. Just like they took his mum. Steve thought he’d done the right thing, bringing Danny up safe and warm, away from murderers and wars and drugs and arsehole governments and burgers and evil.
For eighteen years they just stayed in, listening to Benny Goodman records and watching old movies with no sad endings. And that’s how Danny grew up. It was all he knew. And he was happy. But when Danny turns eighteen his whole world – everything he’s ever known – explodes in an instant and he has to come to terms with a new world he never knew existed. And find the real monster – the one that killed his mum.
“I couldn’t be more excited to bring this story to the screen, and couldn’t think of more perfect collaborators than Clerkenwell Films and Channel 4. It offers a great opportunity to re-evaluate our world through the eyes of someone for whom it’s all completely new.” – Pete Jackson, Writer
The Birth of Daniel F Harris is produced by Clerkenwell Films in association with BBC Studios who will distribute.