Thursday, August 2, 2012
James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux Crime Novels To Be Adapted For Cable TV
Deadline.com reports that James Lee Burke's outstanding crime thrillers featuring New Iberia, Louisiana Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux and his private detective friend Clete Purcel will become a cable TV series.
After two so-so attempts to adapt James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux terrific mystery novel series into features, the New Orleans-based crime saga is being redrawn for cable TV. Fox-based producer Hutch Parker has optioned Burke’s books and is packaging the series. After how well FX and Graham Yost did with Elmore Leonard’s U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens character in the series Justified, cable sounds like just the place for Robicheaux.
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You can also read my Philadelphia Inquirer review of Burke's The Glass Rainbow via the below link: