The BBC today announced they are set to film the adaptation of David Walliams’ original children’s book, Boy In The Dress. Adapted by David, along with Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, this one-hour television special is due to air as part of the Christmas 2014 BBC One schedules.
Following the success of Mr Stink in 2012 and Gangsta Granny in 2013, which were each watched by around 7 million viewers, Boy In The Dress is Walliams’ third book to be turned into a BBC festive special. The show will tell the story of a 12-year-old boy named Dennis, who enjoys wearing girls clothing, and the reactions he receives from his friends and family.
Update: BBC1 Trailer Released
Commenting on the announcement, David told the BBC: “I am over the moon that my first novel for children is going to be on BBC One at Christmas. I was very pleased with the adaptations of Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny, and I trust Boy in The Dress will delight and surprise a family audience.”
BBC Controller Shane Allen, who commissioned the show, said: “Boy in the Dress is a very touching, hilarious and poignant story of why being different is something to celebrate. As with David’s other novel adaptations I have no doubt this will attract an exceptional cast and be a special Christmas treat for all the family.”
There’s currently no news on who’ll be starring in this one-off TV comedy-drama, but we’ll bring you more information on cast list announcements as and when their made. If the Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny shows are anything to go by though, viewers can expect to see another big name lineup, with Walliams himself likely to star.