The Team Behind The Mysteries of Laura Is Developing Thriller The Kill Book

The Team Behind “The Mysteries of Laura” Is Developing Thriller “The Kill Book”

The creators of NBC Cop drama series The Mysteries of Laura have a new thriller series in development titled The Kill Book. The new project, in a nutshell, is a combination of ideas similar to the movies such as Leon: The Professional and Le Femme Nikita: Charlotte, resilient young woman, apprentices under a skilled but solitary hitman named Smith, in an effort to obtain justice for her murdered parents.

As a love bond develops between the orphan and the hitman, she eventually discovers Smith’s role in her parents’ death and she is torn between the urge for revenge and respect for a mentor and someone she cares for.

Producers Jeff Rake, Jeffrey Lippman, and executive producer Aaron Kaplan are behind The Kill Book: Their previous series The Mysteries of Laura was a part crime show, part family drama about Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective striving to balance her day job with a chaotic home life.

Some of the popular characters and twists in the story, which audience came to like, were related to Laura’s rambunctious twin boys and soon-to-be ex-husband, Jake – who couldn’t seem to find the time to sign the divorce papers. Complications arose when Jake became Laura’s boss at the precinct, but with the help of her understanding – and attractive – partner, Billy, she somehow managed to make it all work.

Although the show was a relative success at NBC from viewership standpoint, The Mysteries of Laura received negative reviews from many critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported a 22% approval rating it’s consensus reads, “Despite a talented cast, The Mysteries of Laura is dated both as a cop show and as a representation of single, working mothers.”

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