Author Kim Harrison's book series The Hollows has earned a place in the hearts of urban fantasy lovers for its alternate history of an earth once decimated by a virus and now populated with witches, vampires and werewolves -- and its hero Rachel Morgan, the one witch/private investigator/witch who seeks to bring justice to this brave new world. A TV series adaptation of The Hollows is being developed for the CW. I recently caught up with Harrison, and she gave me the latest on what could be the next breakout supernatural television hit. Find out what she had to say after the jump.
What can you tell us about the CW's TV series adaptation of The Hollows?
I don't have a whole lot of information on that yet. I'll know a lot more in June. But what I can tell you is that CW has picked it up. Jordan Hawley, he's the guy who worked on Smallville, he is writing the pilot right now, and they're aiming for the 2012-2013 season. Like I said, by June I should know about cast members and filming and all sorts of things. But it's Hollywood – they get easily distracted. [Laughs.] It seems like they feel very strongly about it, and I feel pretty good about the progress that's being made.
It seems like the perfect story for the current television climate, which has been so receptive to TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and True Blood.
And yet it's completely different. It's got a different feel to it, and I think that CW can pull that out and put it on the small screen. I really think it can rock and roll.
Have you thought once or twice about who you might like to see portray Rachel or her partner Ivy?
Oh people ask me that all the time! I actually watch movies more than TV, so I don't know what the current crop of available people are to tell you the honest truth. But my readers have very strong opinions, and they will drop suggestions at my blog. I've got a special section, and they go and dump all sorts of suggestions. I try not to look too much because I know I probably won't have a whole lot of say in it. And I feel comfortable trusting them in this. They know the talent a lot better than I do.
Since the TV announcement, as you said, will come in June, is there any chance we'll see you at Comic-Con in July?
That's a good question. I wasn't planning on it. But I have a very small ship that can turn very quickly if I feel like it. So I wouldn't discount it, but I am not planning on it at this time. I've got a lot of writing I need to get done between now and then. We'll see. If it works out I will be there, but I'm not counting on it.