We love our vampires and sex series True Blood, but it looks like it may have some competition, because author Charlaine Harris' paranormal book series Grave Sight has been picked up by CBS.
Variety is reporting that Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, along with Naren Shankar (CSI), David Zucker and scribe Kam Miller (Law and Order: SVU), will be producing the series based on Harris' Grave Sight books.
The mystery novels are based on a woman who gets struck by lightning and can then see the last moments of the dead.
From Publishers Weekly:
Ever since Harper Connelly survived a zap from a lightning bolt, she's been able to find dead people, a skill that makes the protagonist in the first installment of Harris's new series a tad more bizarre than the mind-reading heroine of the author's Sookie Stackhouse books (Dead as a Doornail, etc.). Harper travels to the Ozark town of Sarne, Ark., to find a missing teenage girl's body, accompanied by her stepbrother, Tolliver, who acts as her manager and bodyguard and with whom she shares a thinly disguised physical attraction that they manage to keep at bay by engaging in casual sex with various partners. Finding the body takes no time at all, but leaving town afterward isn't so easy. When Harper's life is threatened and Tolliver ends up in jail on trumped-up charges, it quickly becomes apparent that something sinister is going on in Sarne. Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters. A nifty puzzle toward the end will challenge the most jaded mystery buffs.
Hooray for casual sex! Granted this is CBS, so don't expect any full-frontal from the ghosts, sadly. Fingers crossed this show will be more twisted and less Medium-esque.