Robert B. Parker reports on his blog that he's in talks to remake bring back Spenser to TV…again, only this time it will be a remake of the SPENSER FOR HIRE series. Somehow I missed this news, which isn't new. On April 23rd, he wrote:
we are in negotiation for a remake of the SPENSER: FOR HIRE series to be produced by SONY/DREAMWORKS, and shown on TNT. There is often a slip twixt cup and lip in Los Angeles, but so far things are promising.
And in an update on May 29th, he said the project was still alive:
Negotiations continue on the Spenser For Hire front. The mills of Hollywood grind exceeding fine. But I have no reason to think it won't happen in awhile.
Not only that, but Parker reports he's adding a new character to the Spenser mix.
I am currently writing a book with the working title SIXKILL in which a new character joins Spenser's world. Probably be out next year.
I am excited about the remake news. SPENSER FOR HIRE will always be special to me…my first produced TV episode was for that series.