Second Generation is a new London-based production company specialising in book-to-screen adaptations and a self-generated TV and film slate, calling on the storytelling backgrounds of its joint MDs novelist Helen Monks Takhar and screenwriter/executive producer Danny Takhar.

About Helen Monks Takhar, Joint MD

Helen has a two-book deal with HarperCollins imprint HQ in the UK and with Penguin Random House in the US.  Her debut novel, generation gap thriller Precious You (previously known as My Precious Snowflake), will be published in hardback as a lead title in Spring 2020. Her background is in journalism and magazine editing, having graduated from Cambridge University in 1997. Helen is represented by Hellie Ogden at Janklow & Nesbit UK.

About Danny Takhar, Joint MD

As a film and TV executive, Danny has worked in the industry for over a decade for a roster of blue-chip companies, including Film4, Sixteen Films, Bonafide Films/Lionsgate, Element Pictures, Sky Drama and Bend It Networks, collaborating with some of the best writers, directors and producers in the world. Together with Helen, Danny is executive producing Precious You with eOne and Mam Tor Productions. Danny and Helen are also adapting Ashley Hickson-Lovence’s debut novel The 392 for TV. Danny is represented by Anthony Mestriner at Casarotto Ramsay and Associates.

Latest news

Second Generation snaps up dramatic rights to Hickson-Lovence’s debut, The Bookseller, October 4, 2019

‘Precious You’ Author Helen Monks Takhar and Former Sky Exec Danny Takhar Set Up UK Drama Firm & Set First Project,  Deadline, October 2, 2019

eOne and Mam Tor Developing TV Adaptation of Novel Precious You, Deadline, July 19, 2019

Helen Monks Takhar’s millennial thriller set for TV, The Bookseller, July 23, 2019

Harper Collins imprints scoops My Precious Snowflake by Helen Monks Takhar, The Bookseller, September 28, 2018


Second Generation Film & TV Limited     Company number: 11612171