FX Raises Cain
“Hello, Ms. Cain? It’s Hollywood on Line 2.”
Portland’s own Chelsea Cain just got the news that the FX television channel has optioned her series of novels for a series! The news broke yesterday.
Chelsea is the author of the creepy and excellent thrillers HEART SICK, SWEETHEART and EVIL AT HEART, among others. The books star flawed and tortured detective Archie Sheridan and neurotic young journalist Susan Ward, facing off against Gretchen Lowell, therapist turned psychosexual mastermind serial killer.
The books are absolute must-reads for anyone who wants to be kept up at night with books that you cannot put down. And they’re also perfectly cinematic. My question to Hollywood: What took you so long?
The pilot has not been picked up yet, so the whole project isn’t quite a done deal. But Chelsea’s books would fit in nicely with FX’s current lineup of edgy, well-written dramas, such as JUSTIFIED.
Chelsea is my fellow Minotaur writer, so this is good news for the family. Nicely done, CC! I’ll make the popcorn.