Sue Grafton’s alphabet novels headed to television

A TV adaptation of the late Sue Grafton’s million-selling Kinsey Millhone thriller novels, a prospect the writer as soon as swore she would return from the no longer alive to stop, is now the works.

A+E Studios introduced this week that it had acquired rights to Grafton’s alphabet collection, with such titles as “A Is for Alibi” and “E Is for Evidence.” Grafton accomplished 25 Millhone books, by means of “Y Is for Yesterday,” however died in 2017 earlier than she may write a narrative for Z.

“Sue Grafton is the last word storyteller who spent many years entertaining readers by means of her wealthy characters and spellbinding mysteries,” Barry Jossen, president and head of A+E Studios, mentioned in an announcement. “We are honored to hold on her legacy and convey these timeless tales to life. We are actively talking with platforms and in search of a showrunner for the collection, in addition to the proper actress to embody the coveted lead position of Kinsey Millhone.”

Grafton’s many followers would possibly rejoice the prospect to see her work on the display, and surprise who would possibly play the famed sleuth Millhone. They may also keep in mind a vow she made again in 1997, recalling her sad experiences writing for tv films earlier than she caught on as a novelist.

“I’ll by no means promote (Kinsey) to Hollywood. And, I’ve made my youngsters promise to not promote her. We’ve taken a blood oath, and in the event that they accomplish that I’ll come again from the grave: which they know I can do,” she advised January Magazine. “They’re going to should cross the phrase on to my grandchildren: we don’t promote out our grandma.”

Grafton’s daughter Jamie Clark reaffirmed her mom’s vow when asserting her loss of life 4 years in the past, however the writer’s husband and government producer of the collection, Steve Humphrey, says he and the household have agreed that the instances — and the medium — have modified.

“Television has drastically developed since Sue was writing in Hollywood within the Nineteen Eighties. From her expertise then, she was involved that her tales and characters could be diminished after they have been tailored. But as the ability of tv has remodeled over time, so too has the standard from writing and appearing to the manufacturing values and viewing expertise,” Humphrey mentioned in an announcement issued by means of A+E and in addition posted on Grafton’s Facebook web page.

“I chosen A+E Studios as my companion as a result of they perceive the significance of sustaining the tone and tenor of Sue’s work and the character and are devoted to working with us to carry her tales to life in a manner that that may please each present and new followers, and also will honor her legacy.

“Together her youngsters and I consider Sue would bless this choice and could be delighted to see her cherished Alphabet homicide collection dwell on and attain tens of millions of recent and present followers all over the world.”


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