Lifetime Preps For Four More Roberts-Based Telefilms


Lifetime will convert four more of Nora Roberts books into telefilms.

Joining forces again with Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain Productions, Lifetime plans on premiering a quartet of original movies based on Roberts books next year. The order follows the success of the four previous Roberts’ movies that aired on Lifetime Television in 2007 that cumed over 34 million watchers.

First up:  Nora Roberts’ High Noon, starring Emilie de Ravin (Lost, Roswell), Ivan Sergei (Jack and Jill, Crossing Jordan) and Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd (The L Word, Moonlighting). The other three films are Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou, Nora Roberts’ Tribute and Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights. Peter Guber and Stephanie Germain serve as executive producers.

“Our loyal viewers are devoted Nora Roberts fans, as evidenced by the great ratings and popularity of our movies last year,” said Tanya Lopez, senior vice president of original movies at Lifetime, in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be re-teaming with Nora, Peter and Stephanie for four more enticing films.”

In Nora Roberts’ High Noon, expert hostage negotiator lieutenant Phoebe McNamara (de Ravin) juggles her high pressure career with the demands of raising her young daughter and contending with her agoraphobic mother, Essie (Shepherd). When McNamara meets handsome bar owner Duncan Swift (Sergei), he can’t resist her take-charge attitude and attempts to earn her affections. Though she tries to resists his charms, McNamara soon realizes no amount of negotiation will keep him at arm’s length. But she is deeply shaken after being assaulted by an unknown assailant in her precinct. McNamara later receives a series of mysterious and threatening messages and soon discovers she is the target of a psychopathic killer out to destroy her personally and professionally.