Best-selling author Dean Koontz's forthcoming book The Silent Corner is going to get the TV treatment.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the FBI drama ahead of its June publication by Bantam, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A network is not yet attached.
The book revolves around FBI agent Jane Hawk, who after she starts to learn why people of talent and accomplishment who are happy and of sound mind are killing themselves for no apparent reason, becomes the most wanted fugitive in America. The powerful cabal she confronts is completely unprepared to stop a woman driven by a rage born of love who is as clever and courageous as its members are cold-blooded.
Koontz plans to write at least five more books featuring Jane Hawk, with Silent Corner being the first out.
Anonymous Content's Nicole Clemens, fresh off a long and successful run at FX, will exec produce alongside the company's Steve Golin. It's one of the first projects for Clemens, who is returning to her management and producing background after having overseen FX's drama and comedy slates.
Koontz, meanwhile, has sold more than 500 million books worldwide. Publisher Bantam is mounting an aggressive marketing campaign for The Silent Corner. He's repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, InkWell Management and Frankfurt Kurnit.
Silent Corner marks the latest collaboration for Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Their joint credits include Epix's Berlin Station, Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Netflix series Maniac, directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective); as well as TNT's The Alienist, among others.
Should Silent Corner move to series, it would mark Koontz's latest TV show. He's also had several of his works adapted for the big screen (Demon Seed, The Passengers and the Watchers franchise, among others).