Castle's Derrick Storm Novels Being Developed Into New ABC Series

Castle Derrick Storm TV Series

That Nikki Heat movie may have gone straight to DVD, but the future looks rosier for another of novelist Richard Castle’s creations.

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With Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe and executive producer Terri Edda Miller on board to serve as EPs, ABC is in the early stages of developing a new series based on Derrick Storm, the P.I.-turned-CIA freelancer that serves as the focus of Rick’s other bread-and-butter, our sister site Variety reports.

Gregory Poirier, the creator of ABC’s Ashley Judd drama Missing, would pen the pilot.

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In “real” life, Hyperion Books has published several Derrick Storm mysteries, including Storm Front, A Raging Storm and A Brewing Storm, all with author “Richard Castle”/Nathan Fillion pictured on the book jacket.

Castle proper opens its seventh season on Monday, Sept. 29.

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