RAKER SERIES IS OPTIONED FOR TV
An exciting piece of news to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Raker series: it's been optioned for TV by a production company in Los Angeles whose credits include the Sicario films and the HBO/BBC comedy-drama Family Tree. To say it's been a long journey to this point would be a bit of an understatement, though it's partly self-inflicted: I always told my agent that I was only prepared to let Raker go if the people who took up the option truly had the same vision for him that I did –– and that's exactly what's happened. The writer-producer working on Raker TV has been unbelievably open and generous in his discussions with me, and having read the pilot script, I can tell you I'm even more excited than ever. Based on the plot of The Dead Tracks, but looping in some things from Chasing the Dead as well, it introduces and adapts a few storylines (including some cool new ideas which I wish I'd thought of!) but is, for the most part, incredibly faithful to the original books. As with all things TV-related, it's probably more realistic to assume that it won't get made, but if it ever does, I'm confident it'll be a great representation of what I've been trying to achieve in the books over the last decade.