NBC Having Eddie Izzard Adapt ‘Junior Bender’ Novels

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Timothy Hallinan’s novel series that follow private eye Junior Bender are not only getting adapting for TV, but are being done so by the amazing Eddie Izzard.

NBC has made a script commitment to the project thus far and we’d be curious to see it goes further as Junior Bender juggles being both a high class thief and a detective. If this ends up going to series, it might be act as a nice companion/foil to The Mysteries of Laura

Interestingly enough, Izzard is not attached to star though the role seems pretty perfect for him.