AMC Networks has acquired the rights to John Maxim's Bannerman spy book series, which includes The Bannerman Solution, The Bannerman Effect, Bannerman's Law, Bannerman's Promise and Bannerman's Ghosts.
The novels are being developed as a potential TV series by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Ironman), Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, Creepshow) and Brian Witten (Creepshow, Friday the 13th). Maxim is also attached as a consulting producer.
"Maxim is an untapped national treasure, and AMC provides a proper fit. It's time," said Black.
Nicotero added: "I read this entire series years ago and found the contrasting worlds of these dark and tortured souls desperate to live normal lives quite compelling. To partner with Shane on this, who shares the same passion that I do for the books, takes this project to a whole other level."