Looks like Anne Rice fans have a reason to rejoice!
According to Deadline, a TV series based on Rice’s “The Songs of the Seraphim” novels is in the works for CBS. The network has ordered a script from “Memphis Beat” creators Liz Garcia and Joshua Harto and the series is tentatively titled “Angel Time” after the first novel in the series. Joe Carnahan is set to direct the project, with Rice on board as an executive producer along with Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman.
The books follow a New Orleans–based assassin with a troubled past named Toby O’Dare, whose encounter with an angel sets him on the road to salvation. The story takes place primarily at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, CA, although as is the case with most Rice stories, there is some time travel involved – in this case, to 15th century Rome. I haven’t read the books, but I’d probably check the series out based purely on the fact that I was totally hooked on “The Vampire Chronicles” in my moody, goth teen years.
This will be The Grey director’s third TV project in the past few years to get the green light, along with A&E’s “Those Who Kill” and NBC’s “The Blacklist,” which posted strong numbers following its debut last Monday. Which reminds me: I still need to check that out. It’s hard to keep up with all these premieres, but obviously I should make anything with James Spader a bigger priority.
This will be the second work by Rice to be brought to TV. Her novel “The Feast of All Saints” was a Showtime original miniseries back in 2001.
What do you think of this project? Are you interested or going to take a pass?
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