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Jeffery Deaver’s ‘The Bone Collector’ Headed for TV!

NBC has ordered an adaptation of Jeffery Deaver’s 1997 novel The Bone Collector.

 

"The Bone Collector" Cover
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The novel follows former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic forensic detective who retired after a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. However, a mysterious killer pops up on his radar, “Lincoln Rhyme abandons retirement to track down a killer whose ingenious clues hold the secret to saving his victims — if Rhyme can decipher them in time”.

 

The Bone Collector 1999
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Previously, a 1999 film directed by Phillip Noyce was released, however with a reportedly $48 million dollar budget, the film only managed to make $151.5 million. Despite being number one at the box office opening weekend. Despite the financial gain, the film received mixed to negative review. A notable review from Common Sense Media said that the film, “is diverting enough, though it feels like a franchise that never got off the ground”.

 

1999 film staring Denzel Washington

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The film never got a sequel, but a new adaption is in the works. According to Variety, the The Bone Collector will “a a co-production between Sony, Universal Television” and is set for the 2019/2020 season of NBC.

Also it won’t be called The Bone Collector but instead Lincoln, implying that if the first season is a hit then the studios may adapted other books in this fourteen book series.

Writing the series will be VJ Boyd…

 

 VJ Boyd

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…and Mark Bianculli. The duo have written two drama pilots for Sony TV, The Jury and Doomsday and have worked on Sony TV’s S.W.A.T.

 

Mark Bianculli

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Set to star in the show is Russell Hornsby, according to Deadline. Previously he was Lyons in the Academy Award’s Best Picture Nominee Fences, Viktor Drago’s promoter Buddy Marcelle in Creed II, and previously worked with NBC when he played Detective Hank Griffin on Grimm.

 

Russell Hornsby

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Along side Hornsby will be Arielle Kebbel as Amelia Grace Sachs, a police detective who initially discovers the first victim’s body and ends up helping Lincoln Rhyme keeps his head on his shoulders. Previously Arielle Kebbel has appeared as Lindsay Anne Lister Forester on Gilmore Girls and Avery Banks / Gabrielle in the TV show The Grinder.

 

Arielle Kebbel

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The Inquisitor write that “[t]he  character is described as ;extremely bright’ and someone who ‘can hold her own in any situation’.”

 

Christopher Moltianti

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We also have Michael Imperioli, best know for his role as Christopher Moltianti on HBO’s The Sopranos, who has flipped sides. He’ll play NYPD detective Rick Sellitto, Lincoln’s partner. With the 2004 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy award, he’s a great addition to the cast.

Word is mum on any new information, but we still have time until the show premieres, whenever it premieres. Time will tell if the second adaptation will be a hit!

 

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