NBC has given a pilot order to drama I Am Victor, from former House executive producer Katie Jacobs and bestselling Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo. Written by Mark Goffman (Studio 60, The West Wing), the project, based on Nesbo’s book, has some of House‘s DNA as it is described as “House as a divorce attorney”. It centers on Victor Port, a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships. Nesbo, Jacobs, Television 360′s Daniel Rappaport and Meghan Lyvers as well as Niclas Salomonsson executive produce 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 in November. Goffman is with UTA and Ziffren; Nesbo and Salomonsson with RWSG.