Hania Elkington

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Gemma Bicknell

Film, TV & Theatre

After winning a run of short fiction prizes in her teens, Hania left Edinburgh University with a first class MA in Literature. Returning to London, she spent her twenties working as an associate literary agent, helping upcoming writers get their first projects commissioned and produced. But she never stopped writing herself. During those years Hania twice made the Brit List with BFI-championed screenplays and in 2014 she left agenting to focus on her screenwriting career.  

THE INNOCENTS, an 8-part Netlix Original series, was Hania's first project to hit screens, in 2018. Co-created with Simon Duric, it's a runaway teen romance with an electric supernatural twist, set between Yorkshire, London and Norway. Like all of Hania's work, it's driven by themes of transformation and identity - shining a light on complex and challenging female characters/relationships.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: a riveting, slowburning supernatural drama… it is to the credit of writers Elkington and Duric that it ripples with such dread.

INDIEWIRE: “The Innocents” is the very height of delicious, meaty melodrama - served up by stunning performances. 

THE TIMES: The Innocents on Netflix is a head-twisty and slightly Scandinavian teen runaway drama that’s as good as you expect.

THE DAILY DOT: The Innocents is one of the best Netflix Originals to date.

Hania was selected as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2018, and is currently writing a 6-part, American set, true crime miniseries for Tally Garner, Mark Gordon and eOne, based on the novel LITTLE DEATHS by Emma Flint. 

Hania's original series FIFTEEN-LOVE is in development with World Productions and Amazon.

Television

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2018

New Pictures/Netflix Originals

Creator, Writer and Exec Producer on this eight-part drama series for Netflix Originals. THE INNOCENTS is an epic, star-crossed love story set between The Pennines, London and Norway, electrified by a supernatural twist. Starring Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott and Guy Pearce.

In Development

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THE ESSEX SERPENT

2022

See-Saw Films / Apple TV+

Limited Series. Writer - Episode 4

FIFTEEN-LOVE

2022

World Productions / Amazon Studios

Original Drama Series

LITTLE DEATHS

2022

Mam Tor Productions / Mark Gordon / eOne

Drama miniseries. Adaptation of Emma Flint's Little Deaths

FULL FRONTAL

2021

Mam Tor Productions / eOne

Original television series. Creator, writer. Came top of the inaugural TV Brit List 2018

SON OF MAN

World Productions / BFI

Feature film developed with the BFI. Featured on the 2013 Brit List

LETTER FROM AMERICA

Featured on the 2010 Brit List