From a media release:
New Metric Media, the independent production company behind Huluâ€™s hit series â€œLetterkennyâ€ and the popular Netflix series â€œBad Bloodâ€, has optioned the rights for multiple projects from three renowned authors including bestselling CriminologistÂ Dr. Michael ArntfieldÂ (â€œMurder City: The Untold History of Canadaâ€™s Capital of Serial Homicideâ€), veteran author and Toronto Starâ€™s lead investigative reporter for organized crimeÂ Peter EdwardsÂ andÂ popular online personalityÂ Anne T. Donahue, announced today by Mark Montefiore, President, New Metric Media.
Based on the book by best-selling true-crime author Dr. Michael Arntfield, â€œMonster Cityâ€ divulges the true account of the serial killers who terrorized Nashvilleâ€™s music scene for over three decades in recent history â€” and the cold-case Murder Squad determined to bring an end to the sadistic killing sprees of â€˜The Motel Killerâ€™, â€˜The Fast Food Killerâ€™ and â€˜The Rest Stop Killerâ€™ among others. An industry-leading consultant on crime trends and emerging forensic methodologies, Arntfield is attached to consult on the project.Â Monster City is published byÂ Little A, the literary fiction and nonfiction imprint of Amazon Publishing.
New Metric Media is extending its partnership with Peter Edwards, currently serving as an Executive Producer on the hit TV series â€œBad Bloodâ€ which is based onÂ one of his books. The indie prod-co will develop multiple television series to create theÂ â€œPeter Edwards Universeâ€, based on optioning the rights to a selection of his novels. SomeÂ of his most notable books under the deal include â€œUnrepentant: The Strange and (Sometimes) Terrible Life of Lorne Campbell, Satanâ€™s Choice and Hells Angels Bikerâ€ and â€œThe Bandido Massacre: A True Story of Bikers, Brotherhood, and Betrayalâ€, both of which were national bestsellersÂ as well as upcoming titles such as â€œThe Wolfpackâ€Â to be published by Penguin Random House this year.
Â â€œNobodyÂ Caresâ€Â is a frank, funny personal essay collection by the author of popular newsletter â€˜Thatâ€™s What She Saidâ€™Â Anne T. Donahue.Â The prolific and raw memoir about work, failure, friendship, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties also deftly tackles the subject of mental health.Â As she shares her hard-won insights from screwing up, growing up, and trying to find her own path, Anne’s essays offer all the honesty, laughs, and reassurance of a late-night phone call with your best friend. Donahue is attached in the adaptation.Â â€œNobody Caresâ€ is published by ECW Press.
Â Michael Arntfield is repped by Sohrab Merchant at The Characters, Grace Freedson at Grace Freedsonâ€™s Publishing Network and Danny Webber at Hall Webber LLP. Peter Edwards is repped by Juliet Forrester from Top Left Entertainment and Premier Artistsâ€™ Management. Anne T. Donahue is repped by Addison Duffy at UTA and Carly Watters at PS Literary.