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FX gets into the female serial killer game with adaptation of Chelsea Cain's "Heartsick"

05.08.2012by: Jake Dee
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From one serial killer skein to another...TV gets more and more interesting by the day!

Deadline is reporting that FX is adding to their genre slate by adapting Chelsea Cain's trilogy of female serial killer novels "Heartsick," "Sweetheart" and "Evil At Heart." Word is 5 DAYS OF WAR scribe Mikko Alanne will adapt the novels into at least the pilot teleplay.

Via Amazon, here's how "Heartsick" takes shape:

Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful and brutal serial killer. In the end, she was the one who caught him…and tortured him…and then let him go. Why did Gretchen spare Archie’s life and then turn herself in? This is the question that keeps him up all night—and the reason why he has visited Gretchen in prison every week since.

Meanwhile, another series of murders is tearing up the Portland streets. Archie seems to be getting closer to solving this high-profile case…until he finds himself in a fatal collision course with the killer—one that inevitably leads him back to his former captor. Gretchen may be the only one who can help do justice. The only thing she can’t do, this time, is save Archie’s life.

So what do you think? Seems like a perfect fit with AMC's "The Killing" and a nice counter to FX's own "American Horror Story." For those familiar with Cain's novels, what say you about this news?

Extra Tidbit: I nominate 5 DAYS OF WAR star Emmanuelle Chriqui (above) as a potential star in "Heartsick."
Source: Deadline

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9:31AM on 05/09/2012
Only read "Heartsick". Didn't love it, but liked it enough to be interested in this show. Plus, FX is nowadays, to me at least, a better quality guarantee than AMC is.
Only read "Heartsick". Didn't love it, but liked it enough to be interested in this show. Plus, FX is nowadays, to me at least, a better quality guarantee than AMC is.
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1:03AM on 05/09/2012

I dunno...

With this, Dexter, The Killing, KevWill's new show Mastermind, the Hannibal series coming up as well these next few TV seasons, I'm all for each of these shows to do well, but I think Dexter has the consistency to be the only one left standing.
With this, Dexter, The Killing, KevWill's new show Mastermind, the Hannibal series coming up as well these next few TV seasons, I'm all for each of these shows to do well, but I think Dexter has the consistency to be the only one left standing.
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12:15AM on 05/09/2012
Loved these books. Touch of Dexter, touch of Hannibal, tailor made for cable. I could see this series being a big hit. I'm stoked.
Loved these books. Touch of Dexter, touch of Hannibal, tailor made for cable. I could see this series being a big hit. I'm stoked.
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