'True Blood' author sells mystery series to Syfy
True Blood author Charlaine Harris might end up with another hit supernatural drama series on the air.
Syfy has picked up the rights to her Harper Connelly Mysteries for a new series project in development titled Grave Sight.
Harris’ four-book series, launched in 2005, follows a young woman who was struck by lightning as a teenager. Now in her 20s, she senses the location and last memories of dead people. In the Syfy adaptation, Connelly teams up with her protective stepbrother, Tolliver Lang, to help find a missing teenage girl, only to uncover a network of lies and murders throughout a small town in the Ozarks.
Kam Miller (Law and Order: SVU) is writing the pilot, which is being developed as a prospective drama series with Universal Cable Productions. Previously, CBS was developing a TV show based on the novels. Word that Syfy might have picked up the books first leaked onto some True Blood and Harris fan forums earlier this month. EW.com also first reported that Syfy is also developing a long-form version of Stephen King’s 1987 novel Eyes of the Dragon, a series based on the comic book Grey Legion and two high-concept movie projects. All these deals will be announced at the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers later today.
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