Tamron Hall Set to Launch Her ‘As the Wicked Watch’ TV Adaptation: ‘We’re Gonna Have You Hooked’

by Xara Aziz
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Journalist and talk show host Tamron Hall has officially embarked on the writing journey for the television adaptation of her mystery crime-thriller series, “As the Wicked Watch.” The series revolves around a reporter’s quest to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic deaths of two young Black women, victims of a serial killer in Chicago.

“It is off and running. I wish I could tell you more, but wow. I am blown away by where we are,” Hall told TheWrap, adding that she’s also building out her writers’ room. “We’re working on an epic partnership with a writer who is just phenomenal … you will know the writer’s work.”

The “Tamron Hall” host emphasized that a deep understanding of the series’ protagonist, Jordan Manning, and a strong grasp of the crime genre are paramount for prospective members of her creative team.

“We are along in the process and building this team of people who get Jordan, who get the crime story lens. I think that is so important, having reported for 30 years and had ‘Deadline: Crime’ for six seasons, it was important that we have a team of people who get why these stories and these shows are a must-watch,” Hall said.

The latest update for the television show comes just weeks after the second book in the series, “Watch Where They Hide,” dropped in March. The award-winning journalist, who was just nominated for three Emmys for her beloved talk show, is confident audiences will fall in love with the finished product.

“I know we’ll bring Jordan Manning to the world in the way that I envisioned. So I’m very, very excited for that,” Hall said. “Nobody’s phoning this in. We’re gonna have you hooked.”

The recent development in the television adaptation follows closely on the heels of the release of the second book in the series, “Watch Where They Hide,” which debuted in March. Hall, the acclaimed journalist recently nominated for three Emmys for her cherished talk show, exudes confidence that audiences will be captivated by the final outcome.

She also expressed being a bit frightened of one of her future talk show guests, Luke James.

“I just watched his performance in ‘THEM: The Scare.’ I may never look at Luke James again. I am terrified of him now,” she said. “His performance — I knew he was coming on show and the cast of ‘The Chi,’ and I love that show. It’s a phenomenal show. The writing, everything they’ve done. And I lived in Chicago, so the show has a deep spot in my heart. But I’ve made the mistake of watching ‘THEM’ and binging it. I am now terrified of Luke walking through the doors. I may run, and I don’t think any human has ever ran from Luke James.”

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