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.
I don’t know how many of you have seen the news, but it looks like Sarah J. Maas‘s super-popular Throne of Glass series is the latest title to get the adaptation treatment.
According to Hypable, the pilot will be written by Kira Snyder (The 100), and directed by Anna Foerster (Outlanders). There hasn’t been any word yet on anything like casting, but it could go one of two ways – either the super fast route that Shadowhunters took, or the “what ever became of that pilot” route that most of the other shows went. Shadowhunters was incredibly quick from announcement to casting to filming, and was great about keeping fans updated during the whole process. The show itself wasn’t the most amazing, but that is another story.
But speaking of “what ever happened to”, what ever happened to most of the other announced adaptations? Have any of you heard any word about Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s Dark-Hunters or Chronicles of Nick, or Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles? Not to mentioned Tahereh Mafi‘s Shatter Me series, which was announced the same time as her husband Ransom Riggs‘ Miss Peregrine movie? I have tried to find release info about Lauren Kate‘s Fallen movie, too, with no luck. It has already been filmed, and from what I can tell it has been finished for quite a while, but there has been absolutely no word on release date at all. Weird.
So, yes or no on the Throne of Glass series? What other book-to-series titles are you waiting for?
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The debate rages on. And on. And on. Whenever a book is adapted for either the television or movie screen, there is this strange thing that happens – usually logical, rational and sane people go absolutely nuts over casting choices. Everyone when they read has their own visual interpretation of the characters on the page,… Continue reading Casting the Movie – Where Do You Stand?
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Usually, there is this long, drawn out procedure to get to a book adaptation. First you hear the rights have been sold. Then nothing. Then you maybe hear that someone might be running it. Then silence. Then a ton of potential cast are whispered about. Well, not for this sucker. Looks like filming for Richelle… Continue reading Vampire Academy Movie News…