Lookout Point options Joseph Knox’s Aidan Waits series

London-based independent production company Lookout Point has secured rights in Joseph Knox’s Aidan Waits series, beating ten other studios.

Comprised of SIRENS (2017), THE SMILING MAN (2018), and THE SLEEPWALKER (2019), the series follows the story of Mancunian detective Aidan Waits.

Hailed by Lee Child as ‘razor-sharp noir’, the bestselling series has been published by Doubleday in the UK and Crown in the US to widespread critical acclaim. The Times said Knox’s novels hold ‘the promise of a classic series’, while Val McDermid called Knox ‘the real deal’.

Lookout Point’s recent credits include Sally Wainwright’s GENTLEMAN JACK and Andrew Davies’s LES MISÉRABLES and WAR AND PEACE.