Michael Connelly Partners Up To Pitch His Harry Bosch Books As TV Series

By | Monday July 9, 2012 @ 3:44pm PDT

Diane Haithman contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Michael Connelly Harry Bosch TV SeriesEXCLUSIVE: Crime novelist Michael Connelly has partnered with Fuse Entertainment (The Killing, The Good Guys) and writer-producer Eric Overmyer (HBO’s Treme) in hopes of finally bringing his Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch character to series TV. Overmyer has come on to develop and serve as showrunner and lead writer on the prospective series, Connelly told Deadline today. No network or pilot deal is in place. The partnership marks Connelly’s first Bosch deal following a legal battle between the author and Paramount over rights to the character. Until 2010, the brooding LAPD homicide detective and protagonist of 15 of Connelly’s 20-plus books was tied up in 15 years of development hell at the studio.

Related: Michael Connelly vs Paramount: How Harry Bosch Was Rescued From Hollywood Development Hell

Connelly says the partners first plan to shop the series to cable, and he sees The Killing’s serialized story line about a single murder as the model. “The Killing took two years [to solve a case]; we won’t do that,” Connelly said. “But what we are looking at is using the elements of one, possibly two, books a year, or a season.” Read More »

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Michael Connelly Setting Harry Bosch Crime Series With ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Producer

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EXCLUSIVE: After suing Paramount Pictures to recapture rights to his Harry Bosch crime novels The Black Ice and The Black Echo, Michael Connelly is in talks to make a new film alliance with Yellow Bird Films, the Swedish production company … Read More »

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Author Michael Connelly vs Paramount: How Harry Bosch Was Rescued From Hollywood Development Hell

By | Friday December 17, 2010 @ 10:56am PST

Stories about rights-holders fall into two categories: either they’re the bully or the victim. Until recently, crime novelist Michael Connelly fell into the latter category. Michael Connelly finally has back his Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch character which appears in 15 of his 22 books. Harry Bosch … Read More »

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