The first look at the next TV show based on Charlaine Harris’s novels has just been released.
The NBC series adapts her Midnight, Texas trilogy:
The town in question harbors vampires, witches and psychics, who have selected the out-of-the-way locale as a safe hide out.
“the story is wacky, ya’ll. Immensely wacky, but, like, in a fun way. Midnight Crossroad starts off as a book about a pawnshop owner’s dead girlfriend and turns into a murder conspiracy involving white supremacists. Day Shift is ostensibly about the suspicious circumstances in which one of Manfred’s clients [he is the psychic] dies and ends up with a pack of weretigers wandering through town and vampires hunting a telepath visiting his grandpappy. Night Shift goes from people and animals killing themselves at the crossroads to a magic sex ritual with a pitstop at a subplot with a hangry Etruscan-literate vampire.”
But if the supernatural references recall True Blood, the popular HBO series, Bustle warns to think instead of another cult hit, “Midnight, Texas is basically Twin Peaks with vampires.” Not the least of the many ways in which new show will be different, it’s a network TV production, rather than cable.
The series debut is set for midseason 2017.