Tim Hallinan, one of my favorite authors and all around great guy!
Universal Television has optioned the Junior Bender series of comic crime novels by Timothy Hallinan for an NBC series produced by Eddie Izzard. "Royal Pains" co-executive producer,
Jessica Ball, is onboard to write the pilot based on the literary
franchise of titles, published by Soho Press, that include Crashed, Little Elvises, The Fame Thief and Herbie's Game.
Hallinan's series of novels, which NPR in their Best Books of 2013
post called "Splendidly entertaining" and which has been nominated for
multiple awards, follows the adventures of Junior Bender, a world-class
burglar who acts as an unwilling private eye for some of LA's most
powerful crooks. If you can't turn to the police for help, you turn to
Junior--if you can find him.
According to "The Hollywood Reporter," Izzard has not yet been attached to act in the series but the actor had a holding deal with the network.
Tim Hallinan will be the Guest of Honor at the Left Coast Crime convention in 2015.
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