NCIS star Mark Harmon has signed on for USA TV movie Certain Prey, the network recently announced.
The TV movie, based on John Sandford’s best-selling book series Prey, will be adapted from the 10th novel in the 20-book series, which finds Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief Lucas Davenport (Harmon) chasing a hit woman while being the target of a killer himself.
Chris Gerolmo (Citizen X) wrote the script. Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein of Jaffe-Braunstein Films (The Client List) will produce, with Harmon executive-producing. Production begins in May.
“Mark Harmon could read the phone book and we’d probably want to put it on the air!” Jeff Wachtel, USA’s president of original programming said. “With Mark, Chris, Howard and Michael bringing to life the iconic character of Lucas Davenport — that really promises to be something special.”
Considering that USA had the rights to all 20 books of the series, if Certain Prey becomes a hit, the entire series could morph into a TV movie franchise for Harmon [who is already a USA regular as the network airs NCIS repeats].
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