Michael Connelly Partners Up To Pitch His Harry Bosch Books As TV Series
EXCLUSIVE: Crime novelist Michael Connelly has partnered with Fuse Entertainment (The Killing, The Good Guys) and writer-producer Eric Overmyer (HBO’s Treme) in hopes of finally bringing his Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch character to series TV. Overmyer has come on to develop and serve as showrunner and lead writer on the prospective series, Connelly told Deadline today. No network or pilot deal is in place. The partnership marks Connelly’s first Bosch deal following a legal battle between the author and Paramount over rights to the character. Until 2010, the brooding LAPD homicide detective and protagonist of 15 of Connelly’s 20-plus books was tied up in 15 years of development hell at the studio.
So many books we haven’t read! So many famous writers we’ve never heard of! And people call this the Information Age. Not for those of us at TVWriter™, no sir. We’re as ignorant as the viewers of Fox News. Well, no, not that ignorant. But close.