Last week we reported that CBS had ordered a 6th Jesse Stone movie even though the fifth, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, has not yet aired. The ChronicleHerald is now reporting that production on Jesse Stone: No Remorse has wrapped up in Nova Scotia.
Tom Selleck, who plays Jesse Stone, offered some interesting background information about the series in the ChronicleHerald article. Several years ago CBS had approached him about doing a movie, but Selleck wasn't enthusiastic about what was offered. He suggested the Stone mysteries by Robert B. Parker and Halifax as a location to film them. The result has been a reliable ratings winner for CBS and an Emmy nomination for Selleck last year for Jesse Stone: Sea Change.
Selleck is fully invested as executive producer and co-writer of the Jesse Stone made-for-television movies. "Having played Jesse, I can provide his voice. Because that’s essential. There’s a kind of out-of-time, almost ’40s film noirish look to our movies, and (Parker’s) books have that," he said to reporter Tim Arsenault. He adds that he's "perfectly willing, for the record, to do 20 or 25 of these just because the character’s so much fun."
The first four movies (Stone Cold, Night Passage, Death in Paradise, and Sea Change), each of which were based on existing Parker novels, are available on DVD from Mysteries on TV: Jesse Stone and are highly recommended by all of us here at Mystery Books News.
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