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.