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Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files has been optioned as a television series

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files has been optioned as a television series

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files has been optioned as a television series

Fox21 Television Studios has optioned the rights to the wildly popular urban fantasy series “The Dresden Files,” according to Deadline. The 14 book series was written by Jim Butcher and began back in 2000 with the book “Storm Front.” The series consists of 15 books (the latest was published in 2014) and tells the story of Harry Dresden, a private investigator who covers the supernatural happenings in Chicago. He works with the Chicago PD’s special investigations unit as consulting wizard. He deals with faeries, vampires, werewolves, spirits and more. As the series progresses, it appears that what’s going on in the supernatural world of “The Dresden Files” is bigger than Dresden originally thought.

The world of the series also includes graphic novels and a role-playing game, and Butcher is a popular speaker at conventions around the country. The original name for “Storm Front,” which was published by Roc Books back in 2000 was “Semiautomagic.” There was a television series based on the book series before, back in 2007 that ran for a single season on the then Sci-Fi Channel. The series starred Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann, Conrad Coates and Raoul Bhaneja. There were 12 episodes in that series.

Of course, we want to hear your thoughts on the upcoming series. Are you guys fans of Jim Butcher and “The Dresden Files?” Who would you like to see play Harry Dresden? Did you watch the original Sci-Fi Channel series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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