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Adaptation Watch: The MIDNIGHT, TEXAS books from Charlaine Harris Will be Adapted for Television by NBC

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that NBC will be adapting Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas vampire book series for television.

Harris, of course, is the author behind the Sookie Stackhouse novels which went on to become the HBO vampire hit True Blood. The Midnight, Texas series revolves around the strange goings-on of a weird and fictional town in the Lone Star state. The plots typically include murder, secrets, romantic entanglements. Book 1 (Midnight Crossroad), was published in 2014. Book 2 (Day Shift) was released in May 2015. Book 3 (Night Shift) will be published in May 2016.

The series, to be called Midnight, Texas, is slated for a Fall 2016 release.

To give you a feel for the book and TV series, here’s the official book description for Midnight Crossroad:

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale—populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it…

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

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