NUMB3RS creators adapting Elmore Leonard for NBC

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Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton have confirmed the Deadline report that they are working, with NBC, on a new series. The proposed series is based on the Elmore Leonard story When the Women Come Out to Dance, the title tale from the anthology that also includes Fire In The Hole (which was the source for the FX series JUSTIFIED).

Falacci and Heuton were the creative forces behind NUMB3RS, the fantastic series that lasted five seasons on CBS. NUMB3RS was a gimmick based procedural that moved beyond the gimmick with excellent actors and very strong character development. Falacci and Heuton deserve kudos for the slow, well-paced evolution of the core characters over the course of the series. I am not ashamed to say I shed a tear when I had to say goodbye to the Epps family.

As Cheryl points out, the new series will be more character based. Not surprise considering few deliver more engaging characters than Mr. Leonard.

This series will feature a Colombian mail-order bride, attempting to escape her past,  that acts as a fixer in South Miami. By fixer, one assumes that she is a problem-solver for folks in need.

Hypnotic, a part of  Universal Cable Productions, currently has two hits with USA’s COVERT AFFAIRS and SUITS.