Charlaine Harris’s “Harper Connelly” Series a “No-Go”

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Charlaine Harris just updated her Facebook page and there is some good news and some bad news. The bad news first. Last April we reported that Syfy had picked up the series based on Charlaine’s Harper Connelly series, after CBS opted out. Today Charlaine announced that the series is now dead.

On the plus side, the editorial changes for DEAD EVER AFTER are completed, and the book is over ten pages longer. It’s back on my editor’s desk. On the minus side, I can now tell you that the Syfy deal for the Harper books is a no-go. Back again to the (hopefully) plus side, today Toni and I find out how AN APPLE FOR THE CREATURE is selling.

This is really sad news for us because Mel and I have read the 4-book series and we were looking forward to seeing the characters come to life on TV.

However, Dead Ever After, ten pages longer? Yes, please!

Over-night fan (almost literally) of the Sookie Stackhouse series since early 2008. Co-owner of Anxiously anticipating season 6.


  1. Mel

    September 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Rats. Harper is a challenging concept to interpret on screen, but it sounded like Syfy had a good grasp on it. Oh well!

  2. Nothinbutjoy

    September 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    YAY for “Dead Ever After” being 10 pages longer!

    BOO for SyFy dropping the Harper Connelly series! I have also read the series and looked forward to seeing it.

    Much success to Mrs. Harris and Toni! Hope “Apple for the Creature” is selling well!

  3. Gail

    September 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    That’s a shame. I enjoyed the Harper Connelly series. ;-(

  4. Rina

    September 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That sucks. Charlaine’s writing makes for riveting TV. I guess it was too much for SyFy. Maybe a premium cable network would be better at interpreting her work.

  5. vikingrl

    September 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I know Dead Ever After is the last book, but since she now might have time… wouldn’t mind if Sookie still had a few more chapters left..(ok a book full). We can hope and dream, can’t we?