Charlaine Harris, who wrote the book series that inspired HBO’s True Blood, will be stepping back from the world of vampires and werewolves to develop Grave Sight, a television adaptation of her Harper Connelly Mysteries, for Syfy.
Announced at Syfy’s 2012 upfronts on Tuesday evening, Grave Sight will follow Harper Connelly, who, after being struck by lightning, is able to sense the location and last memories of dead people. Teaming up with her stepbrother Tolliver Lang, the pair attempts to help find a missing teenage girl… only to uncover a network of lies and murders throughout a small town in the Ozarks.
So, this is going to be AMC’s The Killing mixed with a little Medium and Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Ghost Whisper? Wow that sounds pretty nifty… oh, but wait, it’s on SyFy? Fuck it, never mind.
Grave Sight would be best suited in the hands of AMC or FX, as they are stations that care about story and production value. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy many programs on SyFy, but the bulk of their programming is way too campy. Fun and cheesy is not the approach to take with a property like Grave Sight.
OK, so I am cursing SyFy for something they haven’t made yet. I should give them chance. However, it’s one of 27 additional scripted and reality projects, as well as 6 unscripted series orders in development. With so many projects on the docket, it’s likely Grave Sight will get lost in the shuffle of things.