Former House executive producer Katie Jacobs has teamed with bestselling Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo for I Am Victor, a drama at NBC. The project, based on Nesbo’s book, has some of House‘s DNA as it is described as “House as a divorce attorney”. Mark Goffman is writing, with Nesbo, Jacobs and Television 360’s Daniel Rappaport and Meghan Lyvers and Niclas Salomonsson executive producing for Universal TV, the studio behind long-running Fox medical drama House.
Nesbo is one of Europe’s top-selling crime fiction authors, along with such A-listers as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Stieg Larsson. Nesbo is best known for his series of novels involving detective Harry Hole that include The Snowman, a Working Title project that has Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan attached. The rights to his latest thriller novel, The Son, sparked a bidding war, landing at Warner Bros last week. Goffman is with UTA and Ziffren; Nesbo and Salomonsson with RWSG.