Am I the only one who didn’t know that Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas trilogy was being adapted for TV?
According to what I found looking around, NBC has placed a 13 episode order for the new series, which they described as…
“…a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.”
Here are a few stills that have been released from the pilot:
The first pic gives me a total True Blood vibe, which I guess makes sense. I never did get around to reading these books, but I did see a lot of the reviews were mixed. The only thing that gives me pause is the fact that it is going to be shown on NBC, which means that they are limited as to what they can do or show, and certain elements might not translate well. A network with a little more…leeway…shall we say, usually works better for these types of shows. True Blood needed to be shown on HBO to be able to get the full impact, gore and raunch and all.
Well, here’s hoping this works out. I might just have to add to the TBR and check out the first book, too.