TV: Suspicion; The Name of the Rose

NBC has given a pilot order to Suspicion, based on the novel by Joseph Finder, Deadline reported, adding that the project is being created and written by Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Universal TV and Keshet Studios. Goldberg executive produces with Keshet's Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman and Finder. Universal TV, where Goldberg is under an overall deal, is the studio.


Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) will play the Abbot in the Italian TV adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose, Deadline reported. He joins a cast that includes Rupert Everett and John Turturro.

The €26 million (about $32 million) eight-part drama series is produced by Germany's Tele München Group, Italian production company Palomar and 11 Marzo. It is written by Andrea Porporati (La Piovra), Nigel Williams (The Sea Wolf) and Giacomo Battiato (Karol: A Man Who Becomes Pope), with Battiato directing and John Conroy (Luther, Penny Dreadful) as director of photography. Principal photography started last month in Rome and on location around Lazio and Abruzzo. The Name of the Rose is expected to air in the first quarter of 2019.

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