'Lincoln Rhyme' Cast on the 'True & Faithful' Adaptation of 'Bone Collector' (VIDEO)

Meredith Jacobs

If you're familiar with Jeffery Deaver's novel and its subsequent sequels, you'll likely recognize many aspects of the new NBC drama, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector.

"It's a true and faithful adaptation," series star Russell Hornsby said when he, Arielle Kebbel, and Michael Imperioli sat down with TV Insider's Jim Halterman.

Russell Hornsby on Lincoln Rhyme & Amelia's Alliance in the 'Hunt for the Bone Collector'

Russell Hornsby on Lincoln Rhyme & Amelia's Alliance in the 'Hunt for the Bone Collector'

'There's a symbiotic relationship between these two,' the star says.

"The beauty of having all 14 novels at our disposal is that you have a wonderful road map," Hornsby continued. "We follow the yellow brick road, but also you're able to take detours." For example, while serial killers are represented as men, they can change that up and "adapt for audiences for 2020 and beyond," the star explained.

While the focus is on hunting for the Bone Collector, each episode will have "very unique and specific" cases that require Lincoln (Hornsby) and the team to investigate, Imperioli previewed.

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In addition to their crime-solving, we will also learn about their personal lives. For example, Kebbel noted that the pilot revealed Amelia's backstory when it came to her younger sister. And sometimes work may get personal as well, with Imperioli teasing "certain cases that are touchstones and push buttons" for all the characters.

Watch the video above for more about the NBC drama and its characters.

'Lincoln Rhyme' Cast & EPs Preview the 'Hunt for the Bone Collector'

'Lincoln Rhyme' Cast & EPs Preview the 'Hunt for the Bone Collector'

'There will be a satisfying payoff to the Bone Collector story at the end of the first season,' exec producer Peter Traugott promises.

Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Fridays, 8/7c, NBC