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NBC Orders Pilot For Series From the Author of True Blood

More vampires, less SOOKEH.

HBO Series "True Blood" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

True Blood may be over and done with, but we haven’t seen the last of shows based on books by Charlaine Harris–at least if NBC has anything to say about it. The network had originally been in development on an idea by the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels as far back as October, and now it’s officially ordered a pilot for the new show.

The series, which is being adapted by Agents of SHIELD‘s Monica Owusu-Breen, will be based on the Midnight, Texas books written by Harris, and is being described as “Twin Peaks meets True Blood“:

[The] pilot is set in the remote town of Midnight, Texas, where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf and even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place.

Hmmm. I’m curious to see how this show will be able to measure up to True Blood, especially because a) the overview feels remarkably similar, aside from a change in scenery, and b) it’s going to be on network television, so they’re definitely not going to have as much creative freedom as True Blood did in its time on HBO. I haven’t read the Midnight, Texas series myself, but I’m leaning towards checking it out.

What are your feels on this news?

(via Variety)

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