Australian thriller writer Matthew Reilly updates ABCNews Online on the status of Literary Superstar, the Jenna Elfman-starring TV show about the trials and tribulations of a book publicist. Reilly says the show – which ABC has picked up as a pilot only so far – draws on real-life events to drive the narrative. “Some stories? How about the time our heroine has to publicise her company chairman’s wife’s new book (based on a true occurrence my agent told me about), or her experiences with a bestselling thriller author at a snooty writers festival (also true), or how she sells a book about how to seduce women (not telling),” he said.
Reilly says he and wife Natalie will move to the US in early August and stay as long as the show has life. “It could be eight weeks if only the pilot gets made, three months if we get 13 episodes or a year if we get picked up for a full 22-episode season,” he said.”If the show continues beyond that, we’ll stay there permanently.”