New York, NY (October 30, 2015) – It was announced yesterday that NBC plans to adapt Charlaine Harris’s Midnight, Texas books into a drama series for the network’s fall 2016 season. The show will be written/executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen (Lost) and executive produced by David Janollari (Six Feet Under). This is Harris’s third book series to be adapted for television: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries recently aired two movies based on the author’s Aurora Teagarden mysteries, and last year, HBO ended the phenomenal seven- season run of its hit drama True Blood, based on Harris’s #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse books.
The New York Times bestselling Midnight, Texas series is set in the same world as Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels. The first novel, Midnight Crossroad, was released by Ace, an imprint of the Berkley Publishing Group, in 2014 with its sequel, Day Shift, following in 2015. A third installment, Night Shift, will be available in hardcover in May 2016. The story centers on the small town of Midnight and its unusual inhabitants which include a phone psychic, assassin, vampire—and a few other unique souls, human and otherwise. It contains all the elements fans love from Charlaine’s writing: humor, mystery, and a touch of the paranormal.
About Charlaine Harris:
Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, which provided the inspiration for True Blood, as well as the Lily Bard and Harper Connelly mystery series and the recently released Midnight Crossroad, the first novel in the Midnight, Texas series. Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and has served as president of the MWA. She has lived in the South her entire life and can be found online at www.charlaineharris.com and www.facebook.com/CharlaineHarris.