Hart Hanson, Andrew Miller Developing 'Good Thief's Guide' Adaptation at ABC
The "Bones" and "Secret Circle" showrunners will adapt the popular British book series that takes the narrator to a new locale in every installment, receiving a script with significant penalty commitment from the network.
ABC has added another drama to its development slate, the first sale of the season for Bones creator Hart Hanson and Secret Circle executive producer Andrew Miller.
Hanson and Miller have teamed to write, create and executive produce an adaption of Chris Ewan's best-selling book series The Good Thief's Guide at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The duo, who set the project up at 20th Century Fox Television, have received a script plus penalty commitment from the network.
Good Thief's Guide follows charming criminal Charlie Howard, a globe-trotting pincher who blogs about his adventures stealing for fun and profit. Each season would take the series to a different exotic city, much as the different books have focused on Amsterdam, Paris, Las Vegas, Venice and Berlin. Each locale also serves as the catalyst for one perfect heist.
For Hanson, this marks his first project of the development season. The veteran showrunner's most recent pilot, CBS' Backstrom, was still being considered for a pickup after failing to make the first round of series orders ahead of the May upfronts -- but ultimately did not pan out. He previously tackled Bones spinoff The Finder at 20th TV. (Both Miller and Hanson's overall deals are at 20th.)
It's also the first sale this season for Miller. The Secret Circle creator had several projects in development last season, including a sci-fi drama at ABC and a rodeo project at Fox with Ruben Fleischer.
Hanson is repped by WME and Jeanne Newman at Hansen Jacobson. Miller also is repped by WME, as well as Matt Johnson and Jamie Afifi at Ziffren Brittenham.