Vancouver-based Thunderbird Entertainment will team up with David Salzman to develop a premium television series based on the Decker-Lazarus mystery novels by Faye Kellerman.
The preliminary development will focus on The Ritual Bath, the inaugural book in the series and the first novel optioned by Thunderbird. The story, set in the world of Orthodox Judaism, focuses on LAPD Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, a widow and mother of two who witnesses a brutal crime and becomes embroiled in solving it. Salzman, whose credits include Dallas, Max Headroom, MADtv and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will serve as executive producer.