Russell’s life onscreen
The other day, a charming appointment popped up on my e-calendar:
This was to remind me of a video conference with the English team working to bring Russell to the screen. And despite smoke in the air, the occasional rolling blackout, and the inevitable problems of getting Microsoft to talk to Apple, we managed to meet up.
Once we’d linked up, I started the discussion by saying that I had a really important question for them.
They did look slightly alarmed—since this was a first meet with one and only the second for the other. Good lord, you could see them think: do we have one of those writers on our hands? The kind who starts out pushy and gets worse?
But no, I hope I’m not one of those writers. Instead, my question was: “So, are you two having fun yet?”
And the answer I got was, oh yes indeed, they were—all kinds of fun.
Now, I have no way of knowing whether Russell & Holmes will show up in your living rooms. I do feel very positive about the project, and these people certainly have the experience and resources to see it through. But to have people who clearly adore Mary Russell, who want to bring me in as a consultant on basic decisions, and whose enthusiasm was palpable—well, all I can say is, Mary Russell is in good hands.