DJ Target’s Grime Kids book is set to be adapted as a BBC Drama series next year.
Published in 2018, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra host DJ Target's book Grime Kids was dubbed the "definitive inside story of grime", telling the story of a "group of kids in the 90s who had a dream to make their voice heard" — featuring stories with the likes of Wiley and Dizzee Rascal — and documenting their "seminal impact on today's pop culture."
Sharing the news via Instagram last week, DJ Target revealed that Grime Kids is set to be adapted into a six-part original drama series for BBC Three. Target also said that a release date has been confirmed for sometime in 2022, and that he will be working as an executive producer on the project, with the script penned by screenwriter Theresa Ikoko.
"I wrote this book to celebrate and document the journey of UK music over the last 20 plus years," Target said. "I’ve been lucky enough to be there first hand to witness the growth and evolution since I first heard Jungle as a school kid, then Garage, Grime, all the way to the present day. I NEVER expected it to be picked up by one of the biggest Tv productions companies and now to be commissioned by BBC Three - im an Executive Producer on a actual TV Drama, this is nuts!"
Check out the announcement below.
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Earlier this year, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Jamz Supernova fronted DJ Mag's UK print magazine. For the cover feature, Chal Ravens took a (socially distanced) stroll in south London with the charming host to discuss her rise through the radio ranks, and finding her place as a club DJ.