The first season will be based on the author’s bestselling book, I’ll Be Seeing You…
Mary Higgins Clark’s books, which have sold 100 million copies worldwide, are about to get the TV treatment!
Via Deadline, Ilene Rosenzweig (Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce, Station 19) is busy writing the first season of an anthology series based on the author’s collection of novels to date. Season 1 will be adapting 1993’s crime thriller I’ll Be Seeing You, the story of Patricia ‘Trie’ Collins, “an ambitious young TV journalist who returns to her hometown and puts her reporting skills to the test when her father goes missing. As Trie’s investigation takes her down a rabbit hole of conspiracy and murder, she is unaware that she’s being watched by a stalker, who will inadvertently help her uncover the story of her career – and her family’s dark secret.”
“Early in my career I loved watching crime series,” Higgins Clark said in a statement. “I enjoyed challenging myself to solve the mystery before it was revealed at the end. I’m delighted that my stories will be used to entertain a new generation of TV crime series fans. It will be fun to see how the TV writers will develop and expand my plots and characters!”
Rosenzweig added, “I was into these books growing up because Mary writes characters you want to be: cool women with glamorous jobs and aspirational/cosmopolitan lives who are suddenly thrust into incredibly dangerous situations – and yet remain relatable. You can’t help wondering, what if that happened to me? What would I do in that situation? At the heart of every book is an everyday woman who is put to the test and finds her inner superhero!”
Filming will get underway next year. No UK broadcaster has acquired the rights to the series yet, but we’ll keep you posted, and bring you more on this series as it develops.