Karin Slaughter is a very successful author, with over 17 million books in print in over 30 languages, of the “Will Trent” fiction series which has struck a chord with Swedish film production company Yellow Bird (responsible for turning The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo into three popular Swedish films). Yellow Bird has recently decided to expand their niche from the Scandinavian crime genre to more international films and releases, and they plan to begin with Slaughter’s book series.
Yellow Bird has bought the rights to the book series and plans to shoot three television films based in Atlanta. The films will follow the order of the book series, beginning with ‘TripTych’, followed by ‘Fractured’ and ‘Undone’. Yellow Bird’s Berna Levin and Marianne Gray will produce, with Slaughter executive producing along with Ole Sondberg and Anni Furbye Fernandez. Slaughter will also be writing the first script for the series.
The series will follow Will Trent, a tall, strong and socially inept man who works for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as a special agent. While not very book smart, Will Trent is extremely handy and can fix anything from cars to washing machines and he is excellent at solving puzzles. Abandoned as a baby in a trashcan, Trent is an orphan who grows up with both physical and emotional scars. The story will revolve mostly around Will, his partner Faith Mitchell and their boss Amanda Wagner.