After nearly three decades on the page, long-running literary character Alex Delaware is getting set to step out of the print world and onto the small screen.
TVLine reports that FOX has ordered a script for a potential adaptation of the Jonathan Kellerman penned crime novels starring the Delaware character. The project is being overseen by Jerry Bruckheimer's production company, which is or was behind such hugely popular TV shows as 'CSI' (all of them), 'The Amazing Race,' 'Cold Case,' and 'Without a Trace.' The script is being written by current 'CSI:NY' showrunner Pam Veasey. Veasey also recently executive produced the Sarah Michelle Gellar series 'Ringer' for The CW. Bruckheimer himself, Veasey, and author Kellerman will all serve as executive producers if and when FOX grants the property a series pick-up. Really though, with Bruckheimer behind it, and 28 successful books to draw from, it's extremely likely this script does indeed make its way to a TV near you.
The character of Alex Delaware was introduced in Kellerman's 1985 novel 'When the Bough Breaks,' and has appeared in 27 subsequent tales by Kellerman. The most recent entry, 'Guilt,' was released this past February. Delaware is a forensic psychologist, with a background in child psychology. This leads the character to have a special empathy for children and cases involving them. He also has a sort of "side-kick" for his investigations, in the form of closeted gay detective Milo Sturgis, who eventually rises to the rank of lieutenant. Delaware also has a long-term love interest named Robin Castagna.
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