Blumhouse Television and Jamie Lee Curtis’ Comet Pictures have won a bidding war for the TV rights to the best-selling author Patricia Cornwell’s two dozen or so Kay Scarpetta novels.
The books follow opera-loving workaholic coroner Kay Scarpetta and deal with a large amount of forensic science, the work serving as an influence on modern crime procedural series.
Fox 2000 spent much of the past decade considering a loose film adaptation of the work with Angelina Jolie rumored to be involved. That fell by the wayside, now the goal is to create an ongoing scripted drama series based on the books.
Talks for a showrunner and casting are already in the works with Curtis, Cornwell, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold set to executive produce. There are no plans for Curtis to have an on-screen role in the series at this point.