Netflix sinks teeth into Lost Dog
James R | On 02, Aug 2020
Netflix is sinking its teeth into Lost Dog, a new comedy based on Kate Spicer’s memoirs.
Lost Dog: A Love Story was published in 2019 by the Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Evening Standard journalist. It follows Kate, a middle aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. But when the dog disappears, it is up to Kate to hit the streets of London and find him. Will she save him, as he has saved her – or will she lose everything?
As she trudges endlessly calling his name in the hopeless hope she may find him, she runs into other people’s landscapes and lives, finding allies among psychics, bloggers and mysterious midnight joggers. Trying to find her dog tests her relationship, and her sanity, to its limits – and gets her thinking about her life, and why things have turned out as they have for her.
Netflix has won the rights to the book in a competitive bidding situation, reports Deadline, with Outlaw King and The Looming Tower scribe Bash Doran attached to adapt the book for the screen.
Lynn Harris will produce under her Weimaraner Republic banner, alongside Matti Leshem. The company enjoyed a sleeper hit with The Shallows in 2016 and Harris has gone on to produce The 5th Wave and King Richard. Leshem, meanwhile, is no stranger to Netflix, having recently produced the documentary Home Game for the streamer.