News On The Joe Pickett Television Series

There won't be one. We have withdrawn the project from the producers who were in charge of developing and placing a series.

Why? We didn't like the direction they were going. It is of paramount importance that if a Joe Pickett series is ever produced and broadcast that it maintain the characters, storylines, sequence, themes, location, and narrative integrity of the books. Naming actors "Joe Pickett" or "Marybeth" or "Nate Romanowski" and creating wholly new personalities and motivations for them in a faux-Wyoming location won't cut it.

If and when there is ever a Joe Pickett television series we owe it to our readers and ourselves to present a quality product based on the unique world of the novels - not shaped by the brand of the network or the predilections of the producers. We want to be proud of the end result.

A television series (or movie) is not the be-all and end-all for a novelist.

What is the be-all and end-all? Meeting the expectations of enthusiastic and dedicated readers of the Joe Pickett series book by book. We don't want to let you down. And we can hold out until we're absolutely assured it will be done right. 

--CJB