Lee Child to curate new true crime drama
Lee Child: True Crime, a new show curated by the bestselling Jack Reacher author, is in the pipeline!
The series will dramatize the stories of real-life men and women from around the world who have been driven to stand up and put their lives on the line, fighting for justice in the face of great danger and triumphing against impossible odds. Their stories have the same mythic compulsion of Lee Child’s novels – and feature real Jack Reachers.
‘We all read thrillers and watch movies where an average person goes to extraordinary lengths, to defend family or tribe, or to seek justice,’ Lee said. ‘It turns out that reality goes even further – we have some amazing stories to tell, some of them barely believable, but they’re all true.’
Dancing Ledge Productions has put together a research team to comb through real-life crime stories from across the world and will identify those that really excite and celebrate the universe of Lee Child’s writing.
‘Lee Child: True Crime will be ground-breaking in the way it marries the magnetic, universal brand of a great author with real life stories to offer its audience a completely fresh perspective on crime,’ explained Laurence Bowen, BAFTA award-winning producer and CEO at Dancing Ledge. ‘Jack Reacher is the latest incarnation of an outsider avenger that goes all the way back to Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Lone Ranger. He represents an absolutely universal force, so finding the real-life men and women who have been driven to step outside the normal rules and get justice done in their own way is incredibly exciting. There will be nothing else like this on television.’
We can’t wait – more news when we have it!