10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Television Soap Operas
No. 5: Reverend Curtis Black Series by Kimberla Lawson Roby
They don't come any more trifling than no-good, fornicating Baptist preacher Reverend Curtis Black! So why can't readers get enough of Kimberla Lawson Roby's irascible cad of a character?
Since his debut in 2000's Casting The First Stone, the wolf in sheep's clothing has starred in nine more of Roby's popular novels about love, lust, corruption and betrayal in the black church. Okay, so the last time a novel showing Christians in a negative light was adapted for TV, it didn't turn out so well (RIP, GCB). I think with the right balance of faith and flaws, an adaptation of Roby's novels would have viewers catching the Holy Ghost and testifying about how addictive Curtis Black's story is. BET or VH1 needs to have their people call Roby's people.
Wishful Casting: Lamman Rucker as Reverend Curtis Black and Nia Long as Tanya Black.