Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell’s Stone Village Television has acquired rights to Just Watch Me, a new thriller novel by Dexter author Jeff Lindsay, to develop as a premium television series. David Boies (Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Jane Got a Gun) is attached to produce.
Just Watch Me is the first in a new series that introduces Riley Wolfe, a master thief who targets the greedy 1 percent. Brilliant at disguise and compelled to perform impossible heists, Riley is a new anti-hero for our times.
The plot combines a cat-and-mouse game between Riley and FBI agent Frank Delgado with messages of Robin Hood. With elements of inspiration from classic caper movies like To Catch a Thief and the uneasy empathy we have for the anti-hero of Dexter. Unlike Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who preyed only on other serial killers, Wolfe takes no pleasure in murder but will not hesitate to eliminate anyone who gets in his way. He targets the powerful people of the world that abuse their wealth and status for self gain and to take advantage of others.
Lindsay created the character of Dexter and wrote the books on which the eight seasons of the hit Showtime series were based.
Steindorff and Russell are currently producing Station Eleven for HBO Max and Paramount Television.
Agent Nicholas Ellison brokered the deal with Steindorff and Russell on behalf of Lindsay.
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