UKTV, the multichannel network operator owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, has inked a deal with CBS Studios International for U.S. crime drama King & Maxwell. Read more here.
Bestselling author David Baldacci has signed with Scholastic Press for his first standalone children’s book, a fantasy novel called THE FINISHER. Read the full article here. Read Scholastic’s press release here.
In a new episode of Google Play’s Favorite Things, David shares his thoughts on one of his favorite books: Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.
Edward Snowden’s release of classified information, search for asylum and avoidance of extradition to the U.S. seem to be straight out of a movie plot. Audie Cornish speaks with best-selling author David Baldacci for his take on scripting Edward Snowden, the movie. Listen to the story here.
Twenty-three of the country’s top thriller writers will combine their talents in FACE OFF, an anthology announced Tuesday by Simon & Schuster and scheduled to come out in summer 2014. David Baldacci will edit the collection. Read more here.
TV Guide sits down with the stars of TNT’s “King & Maxwell” to investigate their spark. Read the full interview here.
“It’s fun to be part of a show that’s based on a popular series of books,” says Rebecca Romijn (the shape-shifting Mystique in the X-Men films), who stars as Maxwell. King is played by Jon Tenney, who starred as Brenda Leigh Johnson’s (Kyra Sedgwick) FBI-agent husband on TNT’s The Closer. Read more here.
TNT adds more ampersands and more private eyes to its drama lineup. Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn star as best-selling author David Baldacci’s popular characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents who use their unique skills — not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry — to give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Read the full interview with Jon Tenney here.
Christian Kane and Jerry O’Connell have been tapped to guest-star on TNT’s new drama King & Maxwell. Read more here.
Book Expo America brings together publishers, authors, booksellers and librarians — about 20,000 of them this year — to sell, buy and celebrate books. The convention included a lively thriller pane, in which David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, and Scott Turow talked crime with Marcia Clark. Read more here.