Roma Downey and LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM, have acquired rights to adapt best-selling author Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter family novels as a TV series. The acquisition was announced Thursday by Rick Christian, president of Alive Literary Agency.
The deal builds on record audience response for Kingsbury’s three Hallmark Channel movies. They first aired last December, with two more airing in March and May.
The Baxters were part of 23 novels, starting with Redemption, which tells the story of John and Elizabeth Baxter and their six adult children as they encounter love and loss in an epic drama. The novels were published by Tyndale House Publishers and Zondervan.
Christian commented on the series’ fan base.
“Karen’s 25 million readers have been clamoring for this for years, and their support atop Roma’s amazing track record and industry expertise will help The Baxters become to this generation what the TV series The Waltons or Little House on the Prairie were to earlier generations,” Christian said.
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