10:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
'Moonlighting' Creator Adapting Alan Glynn Novel for ITV Studios America
Another Alan Glynn novel could be heading to TV. The writer, whose book The Dark Fields inspired both the Limitless feature film and CBS drama, has sold the rights to his forthcoming work Paradime to ITV Studios America.
Taking the lead on the project, eyed as a drama series, is Moonlighting and Medium creator and scribe Glenn Gordon Caron. He will serve as the creator and showrunner of the psychological thriller, writing and directing the series — should it go to pilot. ITV Studios America and One-Two Punch Productions will be shopping the it to networks and other outlets, with One-Two Punch's Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso joining Caron as executive producers.
Set to be published by Picador on Aug. 2, 2016, Paradime follows a man's strange journey after a stint in Afghanistan. Broke and working as a line cook in a posh New York City restaurant, he becomes fascinated with one of the frequent patrons — a billionaire tech mogul with whom he shares an uncanny resemblance.
Caron has kept a relatively low profile since the 2011 conclusion of Medium. The TV veteran, who most famously created the 1980s Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis vehicle Moonlighting, has been working as an executive producer and writer on FX's Tyrant.
He is repped by WME, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham.