The crime fiction novels from Danish author Sarah Blaedel have been acquired by Canadian production company Bron Studios to be turned into a TV series, Deadline reports.
The novels focus on police detective Louise Rick, and in the first book The Forgotten Girls, which will serve as the source for season one, a fresh corpse of an unidentified woman with a large scar on her face is discovered in the woods. Rick, the new Commander of the Missing Persons Department, sets out to find her identity and killer. This leads them on a journey to uncover a decades-long unsolved mystery tied to a mental asylum.
“It has been a longtime dream to see Louise Rick on the screen, and I couldn’t imagine working with a more dynamic and creative team than Bron to realise this,” Blaedel said. “Louise is a tenacious and relentless investigator, but also deeply human and imperfect. Simultaneously tough and charming, watching her stories come alive on the screen will be enthralling.”
The deal was made by Bron’s SVP Business & Legal Affairs David Davoli and Shari Smiley of The Gotham Group, which reps the author. Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Danielle Reardon will serve as executive producers.