Writer of ‘The Notebook’ and Other Novels Behind Hit Feature Films Moves to TV, Sells Series to ABC

Sep 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks, whose books have been adapted into hit feature films such as “The Notebook,” has sold an original story idea to ABC, reports Deadline.com.

The drama, which marks Sparks’ first venture into television, is titled "The Watchers" and tells the story of a fallen angel searching for his mortal love, the story says. The series will be produced by ABC Studios and "Twilight" producer Temple Hill, which produced the film adaptation of his novel "Dear John," the story adds.

“I’ve always wanted to create a smart, unconventional show about angels on Earth, and ABC is the perfect home for this kind of imaginative, character-driven drama,” Sparks said.

Film adapatations of Sparks’ novels have included “Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Nights in Rodanthe.”

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