Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere is heading back to TV

If you're of a certain vintage, you may remember a BBC show called Neverwhere. It was really weird, kind of disturbing and featured young versions of people like Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and Laura Fraser (A Knight's Tale). Like so.

As very cheap, shot on video BBC productions from the 90s go, we remember it pretty fondly, with the whole thing conjured up in the minds of author Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry. Yes that Lenny Henry. It was all published as a book around the same time, with more material and the lack of budgetary issues which come from being able to write whatever you want. The basic gist was that all manner of strange stuff happens in the bowels of London, with some fanciful characters named after actual places in the world above.

Some 20 years later, and a new version of Neverwhere is on the way. This time its coming from director Francis Lawrence - now best known as the helmer of three out of the four Hunger Games films but he was also behind the camera for I Am Legend and Constantine - with the last closest to Neverwhere in terms of its mix of modern and fantasy.

He's executive producing the new series which will keep him busy after Mockingjay Part 2 hits cinemas in November. There's no word on a release date for Neverwhere, but expect an update in 2016.

More in this section

Lunchtime News Wrap

A lunchtime summary of content highlights on the Irish Examiner website. Delivered at 1pm each day.

Sign up

Our Covid-free newsletter brings together some of the best bits from, as chosen by our editor, direct to your inbox every Monday.

Sign up