TV: Orphan X Series

Brad Weston's Makeready production company has acquired the rights to Gregg Hurwitz's bestselling Orphan X novel series, "with plans to adapt the thrillers into a TV series along with Justin Lin's Perfect Storm Entertainment," Deadline reported. The series from Minotaur Books launched in 2016 with Orphan X, followed by The Nowhere Man and Hellbent, with Out of the Dark: The Return of Orphan X set for release in January 2019.

Hurwitz will co-adapt the books and executive produce with Scott Nemes, Makeready's head of television. Lin and Danielle Woodrow will executive produce for Perfect Storm.

"True franchise characters in this genre such as Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne rarely come along, and Gregg created a really modern version of that," Weston said. "The novels progress and lay out really perfectly with twists and evolving personal stakes that the plan is for each book to be a new season."

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