Just Watch Me: Stone Village TV acquires rights to Jeff Lindsay novel
According to Deadline, Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell have acquired the television rights to Dexter author Jeff Lindsay’s thriller novel Just Watch Me via their Stone Village Television banner with the intent to produce a new premium television series.
The plot combines a cat-and-mouse game between Riley Wolfe, a master thief who targets the greedy 1% who is brilliant at disguise and compelled to perform impossible heists, and FBI agent Frank Delgado with messages of Robin Hood. With elements of inspiration from classic caper movies like To Catch a Thief and the uneasy empathy we have for the anti-hero of Dexter. Unlike Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who preyed only on other serial killers, Wolfe takes no pleasure in murder but will not hesitate to eliminate anyone who gets in his way. He targets the powerful people of the world that abuse their wealth and status for self gain and to take advantage of others.
David Does (Won’t You Be My Neighbor) is attached to produce the project.
Steindorff and Russell are currently producing Station Eleven for HBO Max and Paramount Television.
Lindsay created the character of Dexter and wrote eight books in the series. The story was adapted by Showtime into the popular crime drama series Dexter that ran for eight seasons and starred Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. The award-winning series earned Hall a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2010.