Friday, November 14, 2008

Mysteries on TV: Jesse Stone No Remorse Wraps Up Production

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Last week we reported that 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 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 and are highly recommended by all of us here at Mystery Books News.

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  1. Trying to find out when Jesse Stone No Remorse will air and what channel. I love the series I have 5 of the DVD's , and look to get the 6th as soon as possible. Of course Tom Selleck is a big part of loving the series.

  2. With the death of Robert B. Parker, I wonder if the series will continue. I certainly hope so as I've bought & enjoyed all of them so far & look forward to getting No Remorse. A winner for Tom Selleck!


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