The Bone Collector TV adaptation gets pilot order at NBC
According to Deadline, NBC has given a pilot order to Lincoln, is based on Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novel series about quadriplegic forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, the first of which was the novel The Bone Collector. Universal Television and Sony Pictures Televisions have teamed up with Keshet Studios to produce the drama series. Writers VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will pen the script.
Lincoln will follow the story of a legendary forensic criminologist named Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
Boyd and Bianculli have co-written the series and are also set to serve at its executive producers. Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan along with Keshet’s Avi Nir will also executive producing the series.
The Bone Collector was first published in 1997 which was followed by 10 book sequels due to its success. In 1999, it was adapted into a feature which was directed by Phillip Noyce. The film adaptation boasted a star-studded cast that was led by Academy Award winners Denzel Washington (Glory, Training Day) and Angelina Jolie (Girl Interrupted).