Jesse Stone Returns to CBS
Robert B. Parker may be known for his series of Spenser novels, but his second creation, Jesse Stone, is gaining popularity through a series of CBS telefilms starring Tom Selleck. A sixth chapter has been announced as now being in production. No Remorse has started shooting in Halifax, Nova Scotia for eventually airing. A fifth telefilm is completed with no airdate.
Jesse Stone is a small town Sheriff in Massachusetts who fights his alcoholism and unhealthy addiction to his ex-wife, now living in the area as a local television news reporter.
The new film will be an original story, not based on one of the seven novels in the series which launched in 1997. Night and Day will be published in the first half of 2009. Stone inhabits the same universe as Spenser and Parker’s other creation, Sunny Randall. In fact, Stone and Randall was an item in several novels but their emotional commitments to their exes kept the relationship from continuing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new telefilm tells of Stone “having been suspended by the local town council, moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy (Stephen McHattie), by investigating a series of murders in Boston.”
Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, William Devane, William Sadler and Saul Rubinek will all be back in their familiar roles with Krista Allen joining the cast.
The teleplay is from Selleck and Michael Brandman, who double as executive producers.