Lincoln, the project based on The Bone Collector film and book series, has been officially ordered as a series at NBC. The books were adapted for film in 1999, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.
The series was announced Saturday. A pickup announcement was expected earlier in the week, but it had to wait until Fox's Proven Innocent, which features Hornsby as a co-lead, was officially axed at the network.
The description: Inspired by the best-selling book "The Bone Collector," former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme (Hornsby) was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who's got her own gift for profiling finds herself hot on the killer's trail, Rhyme, in turn, finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse. As the unlikely detective duo joins forces to crack the city's most confounding cases, they must also race to take down the enigmatic "Bone Collector" who brought them together.
Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O'Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli also star.
The show is produced by Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios.
Lincoln brings Hornsby back to NBC, where he starred in Grimm for several seasons. On the big screen, he just had a critically-acclaimed turn as Maverick Carter in The Hate U Give.
Saturday, NBC has also ordered to series the comedies Indebted and Perfect Harmony.