‘Pride and Prejudice’ screenwriter is adapting ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for ITV

ITV has confirmed that it’s developing a new television adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

A mini-series based on Victor Hugo’s classic 1831 novel is being scripted by acclaimed writer Andrew Davies, who previously adapted Pride and Prejudice and War and Peace for the BBC.

Set in 15th Century France, the story has previously been made as films in 1939 and 1956.

It was most recently brought to life on screen by Disney as a cartoon in 1996.

The production company of actor Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) is involved.

The Taboo actor is keen to star in the series himself as hunchback Quasimodo.