NBC Orders Drama Script Based On Remy Chandler Book Series by Thomas E. Sniegoski
NBC has ordered a script for a procedural from 20th Century Fox TV, based on Thomas Sniegoski's Remy Chandler urban fantasy six-volume novel series, about an angel who, having grown weary of celestial warfare, chose to embrace earthly life and develop a deep appreciation for humans and their vices. The project is described as a procedural with humor, questions of faith and fate, and a very distinct partnership. Bill Chais is attached to write and exec produce. Fox-based Jonathan Levin is EP. On Sniegoski's Remy Chandler website, the Boston private eye is described as a guy with many useful talents, including but not confined to, making himself invisible, speaking any language (including the language of animals), and thought-reading.
Another Sniegoski book series, The Fallen, was adapted into a longform series at ABC Family back in '06; it starred Paul Wesley as an affable high school kid who discovered he was an angel-human hybrid. And since a bidding war in '06, Boom Studios' comic book Talent, written by Christopher Golden and Sniegoski, has been set up at Universal Pictures. That four-issue miniseries follows a college professor who survives a plane crash, only to find he's taken on the traits and talents of the crash victims. Sniegoski, is repped by attorney Adam Rosen at ONE LLP, and Donaldson Media & Consulting.
I'm so excited that I could burst. As regular readers of my blog know, I love this series. (Click through the Tom Sniegoski tag to read my reviews of the books.) Tom is a pal of mine, and I run his website, as well as the websites for his various book series. Congratulations, sailor!
Here's the official book flap summary for A KISS BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE, the first book about Remy:
"The most inventive novel you'll buy this year." - Christopher Golden
Boston P.I. Remy Chandler has many talents. He can will himself invisible, he can speak and understand any foreign language (including the language of animals), and if he listens carefully, he can hear thoughts.
Unusual, to say the least - for an ordinary man. But Remy is no ordinary man - he's an angel. Generations ago, he chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. He's found a place among us ordinary humans; friendship, a job he's good at - and love.
Now he is being drawn into a case with strong ties to his angelic past. The Angel of Death has gone missing - and Remy's former colleagues have come to him for help. But what at first seems to be about tracing a missing person turns out to involve much more - a conspiracy that has as its goal the destruction of the human race.
And only Remy Chandler, formerly known as the angel Remiel, can stop it.
Visit the Remy Chandler book series website: http://www.sniegoski.com/remy
Visit Tom Sniegoski's website: http://www.sniegoski.com/