As you can see in the embedded tweet above, Nelson George announced on Twitter this evening that all 3 books in his D Hunter mystery series have been optioned by Common.
The D. Hunter novels include: “The Accidental Hunter” (2005); “The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel” (2011); and “The Lost Treasures of R&B” (2015).
In brief, it’s a fast-paced noir/crime/detective series of stories set in the world of contemporary hip-hop, and follows the exploits of professional bodyguard turned private investigator, D Hunter, set against the backdrop of a gentrifying Brooklyn.
George doesn’t share anything further about the option, so now we wait to learn even more – specifically, what Common has planned for the series: a movie franchise? A TV serial? A TV mini-series? Will they be a starring vehicle for Common?
It’s too early to speculate, and it could be some time before we hear of any kind of progress. Or maybe not.
By the way, all 3 books are available widely; Amazon is where my copies came from.