Magazine article Screen International

Route One Options US Army Base Mystery Series

Magazine article Screen International

Route One Options US Army Base Mystery Series

Article excerpt

Route One Entertainment has optioned all media rights to the George Sueño and Ernie Bascom book series from Mexican-American author Martin Limón for development as a TV series.

The project is on the fast track and will be the first under the company's first-look production deal with Blackbees Television Company signed in March.

Blackbees CEO Michael Garcia (pictured) will serve as executive producer along with Route One CEO Russell Levine and director of development and production Sophia Dilley.

The book series written by Limón, who served five tours in Korea, contains 11 investigative crime novels and a collection of short stories that take place in and around the US Army base in Seoul, South Korea in the 1970s.

At the heart of the stories are sergeants Sueño and Bascom, soldiers in the US 8th Army Criminal Investigation Division.

The first novel in the series, Jade Lady Burning, was published in 1992 and was a New York Times notable book of the year. …

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