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Joe Pickett TV Series In Works At Paramount

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Another C.J. Box adaptation is headed for the small screen, the Wyoming author announced on Friday.

“Maybe the cat is out of the bag?” Box wrote in a Facebook post that linked to an article from the Calgary Herald which discussed two series that would soon start filming in Canada.

One of the series is “Joe Pickett,” which is being adapted by Paramount Television and will focus on Box’s famous game warden. The other is “Guilty Party,” starring “Underworld” actress Kate Beckinsale.

According to the Herald, both productions will open production offices soon in Calgary and are looking to start work in the first quarter of 2021.

Not much information was given on the Pickett series, although a source told the newspaper that production would likely take place over the summer.

Box has written 20 novels about the game warden, so there will be plenty of content for the series to pull from. This adaptation has been long-discussed and Box told another media outlet last year that Paramount was working on a series starring his most famous character.

This is the second TV adaptation of Box’s work, the most recent being ABC’s “Big Sky,” which focuses on his Cassie Dewell novels. The series premiered in November and will run for a full season.

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