EXCLUSIVE: TNT has teamed with novelist/ screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz and top showrunner Shawn Ryan for a drama project based on Hurwitz’s “Tim Rackley” book franchise, which includes novels The Kill Clause, The Program, Troubleshooter, and Last Shot.
The TNT project centers around the lead character in the book series, deputy U.S. marshal Tim Rackley – a lawman driven by honor, morality, and a thirst for justice. Hurwitz will executive produce with Shawn Ryan for Sony Pictures TV where Ryan is based with an overall deal. In TV, Hurwitz previously developed a A&E/Warner Bros. TV project and served as a consultant on the ABC/WBTV series V. On the feature side, he sold spec Expulsion to Warner Brothers last year. He has thriller They’re Watching being developed by David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman, and his screenplay Legacy has been optioned by Double Nickel Entertainment. Hurwitz’s next novel, The Survivor, is being released this summer.
Additionally, Hurwitz, repped by CAA and attorneys Stephen Breimer and Marc Glick, is taking over as the writer for DC Comics’ Batman: The Dark Knight, beginning with issue #10 in June. He is also currently writing Penguin: Pain And Prejudice, a five issue mini-series for DC comics. Ryan, repped by WME and the Shuman Co., executive produces the ABC pilot Last Resort.