Michael Connelly's mystery novels starring LAPD homicide detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch could be on the small screen soon.
The writer, whose 18th Bosch novel, "The Black Box," will be published in November, has teamed up with writer Eric Overmyer and Fuse Entertainment to find a TV home for the popular character.
Overmeyer's TV credits are most impressive for fans of mystery TV. He was a writer for "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Treme" and most impressively, "The Wire," which many critics consider to be one of the greatest TV shows ever made.
Fuse Entertainment is the company responsible for such series as "The Killing" on AMC, "The Good Guys" and USA's "Burn Notice."
Connelly, who is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer, published the first Harry Bosch novel in 1992 and has since won nearly every award given to mystery writers, including the Edgar Award, bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America.
In a statement, Connelly said, "There is so much Bosch material available that I've felt for a long time that the best way to maintain the integrity of the character would be to take him to television where some of the best character stuff is being done right now. I love 'The Killing' and I think teaming with Fuse and a writer of the quality and accomplishment of Eric is a fantastic combination."
The rights to the Bosch books were held by Paramount since the '90s, but Connelly bought back rights to the character earlier this year in order to pursue other opportunities.