Of course I don't know whether the proposed Bosch show would follow the plots of particular books or extract the character's essence and create new plot lines, but either way - congratulations, Mike and fingers crossed it's a great show.
How 'bout you? What's your favorite current television project based on a book/books?
Wallander based on the novels by Henning Mankell
Bones based on the novels by Kathy Reichs
Dexter based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay
Longmire based on the novels by Craig Johnson
Justified based on the books by Elmore Leonard
Sherlock based on the novels by Arthur Conan Doyle
Something else I'm not hip to?
It's not available in the US yet, but I'm anxious to check out the adaptations of Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor novels. Other potential book-to-tube adaptations of the future I'm interested in include Todd Haynes taking on Sara Gran's Dope, Bret Easton Ellis shaping Jason Starr's The Follower (novelists adapting novelists works for me - William Faulkner adapted Raymond Chandler who adapted James M. Cain in turn and David Benioff is having a good run with George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, no?) and somebody from Leonardo DiCaprio's development team wrangling Josh Bazell's Beat the Reaper into the dimensions of your preferred screen. Too bad Alan Ball's adaptation mojo didn't hold up with his Charlie Huston project. I'd have been interested in his The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (he's behind turning Charlaine Harris's books into True Blood). And I've heard it's floating around out there somewhere, but I've yet to get my hands on a copy of the abandoned pilot episode of L.A. Confidential. I've always thought those James Ellroy books would make great TVs.
Know what would be the greatest show ever? - Five season series covering Ellroy's Underworld USA trilogy on some network where they can get real nasty.
Hey future world where this has already happened, you're welcome.
I dunno, maybe it's just me. Do you like to see your favorite detectives on the tube?
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