‘Sigma Force’ TV Series Based On Books In Works At Amazon From ‘Absentia’ Creator & Appian Way

EXCLUSIVE: James Rollins’ bestselling Sigma Force techno-thriller novels are getting the small screen treatment. A television adaptation of the book series is in development from Absentia creator Matt Cirulnick, Amazon MGM Studios, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions, Oakhurst Entertainment and Talaria Media.

Sigma Force is a globe-trotting thriller series centered around a top secret U.S. Government counter terrorist program. The division is made up of Special Forces operatives who leverage expert military and scientific training to handle global counterterrorism efforts and investigate scientific matters that could pose a threat to the United States.

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Cirulnick is writing the adaptation and will serve as showrunner/executive producer alongside DiCaprio and Phillip Watson for Appian Way, Marina Grasic for Oakhurst, and Bobby Morgan for Talaria.

Launched in 2004 and published by Harper, the book series consists of 17 novels, all of which are New York Times bestsellers. The series’ 18thinstallment, Arkangel, is set to publish in August.

Rollins’ works have been translated into over 40 languages. In addition to the Sigma Force series, he has written four other novel series, including the spinoff Tucker Wayne books, as well as six standalone adventure thrillers and the novelization of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ blockbuster Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Rollins has also written several fantasy novels under the name James Clemens, including the Banned and the Banished series and the Godslayer Chronicles.

Cirulnick is known for writing the film Paid In Full starring Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Cam’ron, and Regina Hall, and creating/executive producing Absentia, the Amazon original thriller series starring Stana Katic which ran for three seasons. He also co-wrote Rambo: Last Blood with Oscar winner Sylvester Stallone.

Cirulnick is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Gersh, and Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, & Gellman.

James Rollins and the Sigma Force book series are represented by Independent Artist Group and Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency.

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