The Jim Butcher urban fantasy series “The Dresden Files” is on its way to becoming a TV series with Fox 21 Television Studios, which optioned the rights, according to Deadline. The New York Times bestselling series began with Storm Front, which was published by Roc Books in 2000. The latest book, Skin Game, which was published in 2014 is the 15th book in the series, which has been published in 29 countries. We’ve seen a TV version of the series before on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy), which starred Paul Blackthorne. It ran for one season in 2007.
The studio will develop the Dresden Files series with producer Ileen Maisel with Temple Hill Entertainment. John Fischer and Julie Waters will oversee for the company.
“The Dresden Files series is the story of private investigator Harry Dresden, who is also a wizard. Dresden is working in current-day Chicago and deals with the supernatural events in the city, including vampires, werewolves and demons. He also works with the Special Investigation unit of the Chicago PD. His work leads him to believe that the supernatural happenings are part of something larger.
“The Dresden Files” series is told in first person as Dresden recounts his work in the supernatural world. The audiobooks are narrated by Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s James Marsters. The original name for the first book in the series was “Semiautomagic.” The series also includes graphic novels and a role-playing game set in the universe of “The Dresden Files.”
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