Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Trace & Boz get optioned for TV

It gives me enormous personal satisfaction to announce that The Curse of Jacob Tracy has been optioned for television.
Holly Messinger's debut THE CURSE OF JACOB TRACY, a gothic Western about a Civil War veteran who sees ghosts, his levelheaded trail partner, and the mysterious English bluestocking pulling their strings, to ITV with Deborah Spera (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Maria Grasso of One Two Punch Productions attached to produce, by Brendan Deneen at Macmillan Entertainment on behalf of Amy Boggs at Donald Maass Literary Agency

ITV is the production company that gave us, among other things, Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge.

Now, this doesn't mean that the TV show is entering production. The producers are essentially leasing the rights to develop a script and try to get a network interested. Could be nothing will come of it. But this is nevertheless an exciting step, and I'm grateful to Amy and Brendan for their hard work on my behalf.


Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC Holly! Just 15 minutes ago I finished the audio version of The Curse of Jacob Tracy. It was an Audible 'Deal' book and not my usual paranormal preference. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it except to say I now need a nap because I stayed up half the night listening. With my fingers crossed, I had to look you up and try to find out when the next book was coming out. Now I'll hope there's a TV series - well-done like Grimm. PS - Please (please!) keep the same narrator for the audio version. L.J. Ganser made your words and characters come to life!

Holly said...

That's my favorite compliment, to know I kept a reader up late! Last I heard, Audible did have plans to hire Ganser again for book 2, so you get your wish.