Nov 30, 2016
Great Goodness Gumshoes!
co. inks Kellerman-Salzman TV deal centered around an LA detective cop
Nicola Pender, Thunderbird Prod.
announced today that they are teaming up with David Salzman to develop a
premium television series based on the New York Times best-selling
Decker-Lazarus mystery novels authored by internationally
renowned Faye Kellerman.
The preliminary development will focus on
The Ritual Bath, the inaugural book in the series and the first novel
optioned by Thunderbird. The story, set in the world of Orthodox Judaism,
centres on hard-nosed LAPD Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, a widow
and mother of two who witnesses a brutal crime and becomes embroiled in
solving it. People Magazine has referred to the pair as “hands down
the most refreshing mystery couple around.”
“Good storytelling is so important in our business. With this project, we
get to work with a phenomenal team on stories that people already love, what
a great opportunity,” said Thunderbird President Tim Gamble.
“Bringing Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus to life on-screen will be a new and
exciting adventure for me,” Kellerman said. David Salzman continued, “Faye
is a world-class talent, I am thrilled to be working with her and
Thunderbird to introduce her incredibly fresh characters and plotlines to an
audience that transcends her enormous existing fan base."
Emmy award-winning David Salzman whose wide-ranging credits include
Dallas, Max Headroom, MADtv and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,
as well as event specials like the Academy Awards, is on board as an
Faye Kellerman has more than 30 million books in print, and her work
includes the New York Times best seller Justice, and
Prayers for the Dead, which was listed as one of the best crime novels
by the Los Angeles Times. She was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in
2013 by Strand Magazine. The Ritual Bath won Kellerman the
prestigious Macavity Award for Best First Novel.
Thunderbird is a rapidly growing Vancouver-based multiplatform entertainment
company with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Thunderbird creates
award-winning programming for Canadian and International broadcasters and
boasts divisions in scripted development, theatrical distribution,
production, and animation.
Thunderbird’s most recent projects include the upcoming Blade Runner
2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Canadian comedy Kim’s
Convenience and the animated Netflix original series Beat Bugs,
featuring reimagined songs from the Beatles catalogue featuring artists such
as Sia, Eddie Vedder and P!nk.
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