Harper Connelly series to CBS

It was inevitable. Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series, adapted as the HBO series True Blood has been an enormous success, so someone had to begin looking at her other series. CBS’s eye has alighted on her Harper Connelly books (the fourth, Grave Secret, came out last year). It’s being adapted by Ridley Scott’s production company, to be called Grave Sight (the title of the first in the series).

It will be some time before the result hits the screen (it’s not even cast yet), but already MTV is questioning whether it can be as good as its predecessor, without the skills of creator Alan Ball, and the freedom to be edgy that HBO affords.

Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1)
Charlaine Harris
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 263 pages
Publisher: Berkley – (2005-10-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0425205681 / 9780425205686

Others in the series:

Grave Surprise, (#2)

An Ice Cold Grave , (#3)

Grave Secret, (#4)

3 Responses to “Harper Connelly series to CBS”

  1. B Says:

    The Harper Connelly books are much less edgy than the Sookie books. I think Ridley Scott’s company could do a really good job.

  2. Sarah Says:

    I love all of Charlaine Harris’s series, and True Blood is great. I’d rather see her Aurora Teagarden series made into a TV show, but it’s probably not as attractive to networks, since it lacks a paranormal element. Oh, well…

  3. Robin Says:

    I believe this could be a terrific series for free TV. The whodunit aspect is good, the paranormal element is interesting, and the tension between Harper and her “brother” could keep viewers interested. It could, however, get a little stale if something interesting doesn’t happen every week. That being said, I’m glad something interesting might be coming to free TV, especially for those who don’t subscribe to the expensive cable stations.