Deadline brings word that Star Trek: Discovery & Picard creator Alex Kurtzman is looking to develop a small-screen adaptation of Jackson Ford’s sci-fi novel The Girl Wo Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind through his Secret Hideout production banner.
The novel, published by Orbit in June 2019, follows Teagan Frost, a woman having a had time keeping it together as she struggles with her telekinetic powers, which the government is capitalizing on by sending her on break-in missions no ordinary person could do. While she wants to just kick back and pretend she’s normal for once, a body turns up at the site of her last job, murdered in a way only Teagan could do, and has only 24 hours to clear her name. If she can’t unravel the conspiracy in time, her home town of Los Angeles will be in the crosshairs of an underground battle that’s on the brink of exploding.
Kurtzman’s production banner, which is behind his Star Trek franchise and has an overall deal set up at CBS Television Studios, acquired the rights to the novel in a heated bidding war and is reportedly in the early stages of development on the series adaptation.
Even though it’s unclear at this time if Kurtzman himself is penning or showrunning the adaptation, he is set to executive produce the project alongside Heather Kadin. Ford is prepping the sequel, Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air, for its July 2020 release.