ABC has landed August Snow, based on Stephen Mack Jones's August Snow novels, "in a competitive situation," Deadline reported. The drama series, which stars and is executive produced by Keegan-Michael Key, is written by Paul Eckstein, who is also exec producing with Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey for Imagine TV Studios, Gaspin Media's Jeff Gaspin and Tony Sabistina as well as Key's producing partner Elle Key. Jones serves as a consulting producer.
Published in 2017, August Snow is the first book in a trilogy for which Jones won the Nero Award for excellence in mystery writing, as well as the Hammett Prize awarded by the International Association of Crime Writers for excellence in crime writing. Gaspin Media acquired the book, partnered with Keegan-Michael and Elle Key, and brought the project to Imagine.