Nicholas Sparks is no stranger to a soppy romance or two, being the brains behind The Notebook, Dear John, and, most recently, Safe Haven, which stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.
It’s not surprising that Nicholas Sparks would want to further explore his craft by taking his work to television. Having dominated the book and film scenes, it’s clear that Sparks knows what he’s talking about when it comes to writing romance. It makes sense that, while Sparks is still very much on the scene and very current, he takes a chance and tries something new.
Cable channel Lifetime – home of numerous popular dramas, including Army Wives and Devious Maids, has ordered a backdoor pilot from Sparks, entitled Deliverance Creek.
Sparks’ latest project is based around the end of the Civil War. Following Belle Barlowe, a character that “faces uncertainty in the life before her as she attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary,” according to THR.
From what sounds like, it’s an interesting concept. Deliverance Creek seems like it’s sure to deliver through its main character. It seems like Belle will be forced to put her morals into question:“When the corrupt bank in their town pushes Belle into becoming an outlaw, the stakes become personal, setting off a chain of events that force her to question whether it’s better to be good or to survive.”
Sparks will write and produce the two-hour pilot alongside Melissa Carter and Teresa Park – Sparks’ literary agent. Elise Henderson, who is in charge of TV at Nicholas Sparks Productions, has joined as a co-executive producer.
There’s no news as of yet regarding when the show will air, but as always, we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest, here at PopWrapped!