James Patterson's Private Book Series Being Adapted for Television

Posted on April 19, 2012

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Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment announced they will produce a new television series based on Patterson's bestselling book series Private. John McLaughlin (Black Swan) will write the two hour pilot script.

In a release the producers described the series: "The story follows former CIA agent Jack Morgan, who runs the world's most elite investigation firm. With maximum force and maximum discretion always guaranteed, Jack's staff of global investigators uses advanced forensic tools to make and break the cases that involve the secrets of the most influential people in the world."

Patterson had this to say about the adaptation, which he will executive produce: "My ultimate goal is to tell stories in television that fans love and want to come back to again and again. Television is the ideal medium to deliver that type of entertainment. Sonar represents the kind of collaborative television partner I want with creative vision and strong emphasis on innovative sales and marketing."

Steve Bowe, the president of James Patterson Entertainment, explained why they chose Sonar: "Sonar has an ability to turn popular literary works into major television programs and its vast international distribution network insures that we will reach our tens of millions of fans in every corner of the world."

Sonar is putting together a 13 episode first season package. There has been no word yet on casting or a director for the pilot.

Photo: Little, Brown and Company

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