Fox has given "a big put pilot commitment that has hefty penalty attached" to The Long Walk, based on Thomas Perry's upcoming novel The Bomb Maker, Deadline reported. Carol Mendelsohn is writing, and Morris Chestnut (Rosewood) stars in the project. Chestnut will executive produce with Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz of Carol Mendelsohn Productions as well as Brian Wilkins of LINK Entertainment.
Mendelsohn Productions "had optioned the novel The Bomb Maker, which will be published in January by Mysterious Press, and Mendelsohn reached out to Chestnut for the lead," Deadline wrote. "He liked the book and, when she committed to create the series, he came on board."