The mystery and thriller novels of Michael Connelly revolving around the cases of LAPD homicide detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch might soon be adapted for the small screen.
Mr. Connelly recently wrote the 18th novel, named The Black Box, starring his famous detective, which would be published in November. Eric Overmyer and Fuse Entertainment would collaborate with the writer to adapt the novels for the small screen.
Overmeyer has previously collaborated on several popular mystery and thriller TV shows, including such notable names as “Law & Order,” “Treme,” “The Wire,” and others.
“The Wire” is often considered by the critics to be among the greatest TV shows that have ever been made.
Besides, Fuse Entertainment has also worked on several renowned TV series for several channels, including “The Killing” for AMC, “The Good Guys” and “Burn Notice.”
Before starting his career as a full time writer, Connelly was a staff writer at Times. He started his Harry Bosch series in 1992 and earned high critical acclaim as well as commercial success.
Since the inception of the series, he has won almost every award given to the writers of mystery and thriller novels, including the prestigious Edgar Award.
Talking about the adaptation of the novel for the TV screen, Connelly said that there is too much material about Harry Bosch and this seems to be the right time to take the character to the TV screen where character stuff is being done is quite an impressive manner
. He further said that he is happy to work with Fuse Entertainment and Eric Overmeyer and this collaboration would certainly be fruitful.
Previously, the rights to the Bosch books were held by Paramount since the beginning of the series in 1990, but Connelly bought back the rights earlier this year so that he might pursue other opportunities as well.