Everywhere you look, there are more and more TV shows that are based on popular films, ranging all the way from Lethal Weapon to Fargo. This extends to the horror genre as well, with recent TV shows adapting films like The Exorcist, The Omen, and Ash vs. Evil Dead.
Now, The Wrap reports that 1999 serial killer thriller The Bone Collector is set to receive a TV adaptation. The project is in development at NBC, and if that network feels like an odd destination, remember that it was NBC who brought us three excellent seasons of Hannibal.
The Bone Collector TV series will adapt elements of both the film – which starred Denzel Washington as paralyzed investigator Lincoln Rhyme and Angelina Jolie as his inexperienced partner – and the acclaimed 1997 novel by author Jeffery Deaver that the film was based on.
Details beyond that are scarce, outside of the show changing the name of Jolie’s character back to Amelia Sachs. For the movie, Sachs became Donaghy. It remains to be seen who’ll be cast as Rhyme and Sachs, or how closely the TV series will follow the movie’s plot.
It’s been many years since I’ve seen it, but I remember digging The Bone Collector well enough. That said, I’m not sure how easily its story will translate to TV, unless of course NBC goes the route of having Rhyme and Sachs investigate a new serial killer each week.