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'Dexter' actress Jennifer Carpenter to develop new series 'Death Class'

"The results of [Norma Bowe's] work are inexplicably redemptive and life-affirming," Carpenter says.
By Annie Martin   |   April 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Dexter actress Jennifer Carpenter will develop the new drama series, Death Class.

The 34-year-old actress has teamed up with producer George Stelzner to adapt the nonfiction book The Death Class: A True Story About Life into a television show. The book was written by Erika Hayasaki, and follows the story of Norma Bowe, a Ph.D and registered nurse who teaches in New Jersey.

Bowe teaches a death preparation course at Kean University, and has gained national attention for her exploration of end-of-life issues. She also operates a consulting practice, and uses a variety of techniques to help clients come to terms with the realities of death.

"Norma is such a dynamic force," Carpenter says. "Her world is rich and textured, and the results of her work are inexplicably redemptive and life-affirming."

"The content of Death Class is such fertile ground for series development," Stelzner adds.

The pair are currently looking for a writer to adapt the book for the television series.

[Variety]

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