Jake is a screenwriter and story consultant with over twenty years’ experience. Before turning to writing full time, he worked as a story producer for THE BILL, during which time the show was nominated for a BAFTA. He subsequently went on to write 12 episodes and rewrote many more. He also wrote most of the first series of MURDER INVESTIGATION TEAM (ITV) and was the story consultant for the second series.
Recent credits include SUPSECTS, DEATH IN PARADISE and GRANTCHESTER. He also wrote 3 episodes of LONDON KILLS, for Acorn TV. He served both as a story consultant and writer on REYKA, an eight-part crime drama about a mixed-race criminal profiler for M-Net / Fremantle International, starring Kim Englebrecht and Iain Glen. It sold all over the world, including All4, culminating in an international Emmy nomination for best drama series in 2022. He has also acted as a story consultant on several dramas both in Europe and around the world.
Recently, Jake has written all six episodes for ENDANGERED, a thriller for M-net / Forlan Films based on a best-selling novel. It will go into preproduction in 2023 with an international cast. He’s about to adapt WEEPING WATERS, the first in the Inspector Albertus Beeslaar series of books by Karin Brynard, for Forlan Films / M-net.
Jake’s CV can be found here
- LONDON KILLS
- DEATH IN PARADISE