Nut Jobs: Marc Fennell’s podcast to become a TV series

Fennell's true crime podcast is being adapted for TV by the team behind Suits.

Marc Fennell’s award-winning 2020 podcast, Nut Jobs, is about to be adapted into a TV series, with MGM Television recently acquiring the rights to turn it into a serialised drama.

The Australian podcast, hosted by Fennell, delved deep into the realm of crime syndicates, stolen identities, and private investigators amidst a series of nut thefts in central California during the mid-2010s, who stole $10 million worth of almonds.

Fennell’s investigation took audiences on a journey from the heart of the US through to Italy, the Spanish coast, the depths of the earth, and even outer space.

The adaptation will transform the narrative of the podcast into a mostly-fictional series, with episodes expected to last an hour each.

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The company Escape Artists will helm the screen adaptation, with a lineup of producers including Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, and Jordan Edelstein, alongside Fennell and Sony Music Podcasts. Aaron Korsh and Rick Muirragui, executive producers of US series TV Suits, are also onboard.

Nut Jobs joins a host of other Audible podcast titles slated for development, including the supernatural thriller The Prophecy from Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions, and Broadway Video’s LGBTQ+ comedy Hot White Heist.

‘In this digital age, irresistible storytelling is emerging through a variety of mediums, and we are lucky to have engaging Originals debuting through our colleagues at Audible,’ said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios.

‘These original podcasts have already engaged and entertained audiences and we look forward to developing a visual component to expand the storytelling.’

Nut Jobs is currently in pre-production and does not have a confirmed release date.

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports