The Last Dragonslayer Heads To Sky This Christmas

Sky 1 has commissioned an adaptation of The Last Dragonslayer, based on the first of Jasper Fforde’s novels, to premiere this Christmas. Cast members confirmed so far are Ellise Chappell, John Bradley (Game of Thrones) and Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family).

The Last Dragonslayer is set in the Ununited Kingdoms. A magical blend of past and present, medieval and modern, the story follows indentured orphan Jennifer Strange (Ellise Chappell) who reluctantly discovers her destiny is to become the last Dragonslayer.

Sky commissioning editor, Cameron Roach said in a press release: “Hot on the heels of the success of Fungus The Bogeyman we’re incredibly excited to commission another Christmas drama event for Sky 1.”

“For 2016, an adaptation of Jasper Fforde’s The Last Dragonslayer holds all of the ingredients for the perfect seasonal treat for the entire family; wizards, dragons, a kick-ass heroine and the perfect magical cast led by Ricky Tomlinson, Ellise Chappell and John Bradley.”

The Last Dragonslayer will be shot on location from April 2016, and will air this Christmas on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland.