We learned just a couple months back that NBC was developing a small screen adaptation of Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector, which of course became a movie in 1999 that starred Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The book introduced the character Lincoln Rhyme, who subsequently appeared in a handful of follow-up novels from Deaver.
Deadline updates today that NBC has ordered a pilot episode of the project, titled “Lincoln.“
The series follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
The project hails from writers VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli (S.W.A.T.), Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, in association with Keshet Studios.