On ABC’s drama series “Castle,” Nathan Fillion portrays writer Richard Castle, who writes a mystery series featuring a private detective named Derrick Storm. Now the network is making a meta-move — adding a self-referring layer to the already fictional world of “Castle” — by developing a drama series based on the books within the fictional TV show, reports Variety.
Gregory Poirier is writing the pilot for ABC Studios and will executive produce with “Castle” creator Andrew Marlowe and executive producer Terri Edda Miller, the story notes.
Castle’s novels have already crossed over into the real world, as the Derrick Storm books have become a real-life series published under the name of Richard Castle. The ABC project won’t be a spinoff of “Castle,” Variety notes.
The development of the novels comes as “Castle” is entering its seventh season, with fans of the show helping to make the Derrick Storm book series into best-sellers, the piece adds.