NBC Orders Pilot Based on THE BONE COLLECTOR Books

NBC Orders Pilot Based on THE BONE COLLECTOR Books

NBC ordered a pilot of Lincoln, a drama based on the bestselling The Bone Collector series by Jeffery Deaver, according to Deadline. The book series had already been adapted into a film in 1999 that starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

Lincoln follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.

The pilot hails from writers VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television in association with Keshet Studios, which has deals with NBC and Uni TV.

In the 1999 film the roles of Lincoln and Amelia were played by Washington and Jolie. The film was based on Deaver's 1997 novel The Bone Collector. The novel ended up spawning an 11-book series, which the new show will draw from.

In addition to writing the series, Boyd and Bianculli will executive produce with Keshet's Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.

Boyd and Bianculli are best known for writing Sony TV's Justified and S.W.A.T.. They previously wrote two drama projects for Sony TV that went to pilot, The Jury and Doomsday.

Read the original article on Deadline.

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