"Coffin Point," the true-crime book inspired by a real-life Hoodoo-practicing sheriff in Beaufort County, South Carolina, written by area raconteur, shit-stirrer, and, oh right, City Paper Managing Editor Baynard Woods, is set to be turned into a one-hour TV series by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment.
Deadline.com first reported the deal, much to the chagrin of Woods' editors.
The story revolves around Ed McTeer, the county sheriff who served as the county's top cop from 1926-1963. After fighting off rum-runners and dealing with voodoo-inspired murders, McTeer, a white man, claimed to be "last remaining tie to the true African Witchcraft" in the largely African-American county, according to a plot description on Amazon.com, where you can purchase a hardcover copy of the book for the low, low price of $19.56 or an e-book on Woods' site for $10 (and we advise that you do, though we admit to not having read it).
The typically verbose Woods, reached for comment via intra-office messaging software Slack, despite sitting just beyond this reporter's cubicle wall, had the elusiveness of a PR flack when it came to details.